Less than 24 days into Trump’s administration, a major scandal has erupted and a major player has been taken down. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned his position amid charges that he had conversations regarding U.S sanctions against Russia, prior to his being sworn in, with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Those conversations violated the Logan Act, which makes it illegal for an American citizen to negotiate with a foreign government.
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates had warned the administration that Flynn was in a position to be blackmailed by the Russians. Apparently, they ignored that information. She was subsequently fired over her accurate stance that the Executive Order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries would not stand up in court.
While Flynn’s resignation was focused on his lying to Vice President Pence about those conversations, there are now far more questions that need to be answered. Will the Republicans investigate? Don’t hold your breath.