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Trump Asked for Flynn’s Resignation After ‘Eroding’ Trust, Aide Says

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Flynn Resignation Adds to Trump's Security Challenges

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President Donald Trump asked his national security adviser to resign after White House lawyers reviewed a warning from the Justice Department that Michael Flynn had misled officials about his conversations with a Russian envoy and could be vulnerable to blackmail.

The White House counsel, Don McGahn, "determined that there was not a legal issue but a trust issue," Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters on Tuesday. Flynn’s conversations with Russia’s U.S. ambassador and the possibility that he misled Vice President Mike Pence "and others" about those discussions "created a critical mass and an unsustainable situation," Spicer said.