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    National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Steps Down

    He was caught red-handed. A scandal over secret pre-inauguration communications with Russia had been growing all weekend, but last night — shortly after it was revealed the Justice Department had warned President Donald Trump’s administration that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail — the embattled former general resigned. In his resignation letter, Flynn admitted to “inadvertently” briefing then Vice President-elect Pence with “incomplete information.” While some lawmakers call for an investigation into Flynn’s behavior and other possible security risks, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg will temporarily fill Flynn’s shoes.

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