(SL) – Who isn’t clueing Kellyanne Conway in on the facts? Starting to wonder if she is ever briefed before she speaks or if she just wings it. And where the common goal seems to be to make everything look like it’s great and on the up and up, it seems like the truth escapes her time and time again.
The latest drama comes on the heels of Mike Flynn’s resignation from the National Security Advisor position. Fears of blackmail from Russia amongst other issues caused
A report on Tuesday afternoon said that the FBI had put Flynn under scrutiny in the first days of Trump’s administration.
If he did not tell investigators the truth, the New York Times said, he could be charged with a felony.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the situation reached ‘ critical mass’ last night after weeks of allegations against Flynn. Spicer said, “That is why the president decided to ask for his resignation, and he got it.’
Spicer cited Flynn’s misleading statements to Vice President Mike Pence about a call he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States – ‘and a series of other questionable instances’ that he did not describe that led to his resignation just 24 days after he started.
House Speaker Paul Ryan was the first to say that Trump had asked for his national security advisor’s resignation.
‘National security is perhaps the most important function or responsibility a president has. And I think the president made the right decision,’ Ryan said of Flynn’s departure on Tuesday morning.
At a House leadership press conference the Republican told reporters, ‘You cannot have a national security adviser misleading the vice president and others. So I think the president was right to ask for his resignation. And I believe it was the right thing to do.’
A White House press release Monday night stated that Trump had accepted Flynn’s resignation and was appointing Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. to the post. It did not say that Flynn had been dismissed.
But on Tuesday, During the Today Show, Conway, who had claimed just hours before his resignation that the White House had “full confidence” in Flynn, repeatedly could not say why the administration waited to act.
On NBC’s “Today” show, the White House counselor claimed that “the situation had become unsustainable” after Flynn misled Pence. “But the fact is, General Flynn continued in that position and was in the presidential daily briefings, as part of the leader calls, as recently as yesterday,” Conway said.
Matt Lauer wasn’t buying it though. “Kellyanne, that makes no sense,” he said. “Last month, the Justice Department warned the White House that General Flynn had misled them and that, as a result, he was vulnerable to blackmail and at that moment he still had the complete trust of the president?”
Conway’s response, “It was misleading the vice president that made the situation unsustainable” and that Trump “accepted the resignation, and he is moving on.”