Donald Trump has broken his silence over the resignation of his national security adviser, saying the “real story” is the “illegal leaks” coming out of Washington.
Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn resigned yesterday, ending days of speculation about his fate following reports he’d misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia.
General Flynn conceded that discussions of sanctions may have come up during several calls with the Russian ambassador during the transition period leading up to Trump’s January 20 inauguration.
“The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?” President Trump tweeted.
North Korea tested a ballistic missile over the weekend while Trump was at his Florida resort hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.