It is reasonable to say that in any other presidential administration, national security adviser Michael Flynn would have been fired long ago. From hawking conspiracy theories, to being paid by Russian propagandists, to improperly communicating with the Russian ambassador, to apparently lying to the administration about his Russia ties, Flynn has been a giant distraction to Trump in the early days of his presidency. Now, it appears that Donald has had just about enough of Flynn an the many controversies that have ensnared him.
As reported by Politico: “Trump has told several people that he is particularly displeased with national security adviser Michael Flynn over reports that he had top-secret discussions with Russian officials and lied about it. The president, who spent part of the weekend dealing with the Flynn controversy, has been alarmed by reports from top aides that they don’t trust Flynn. ‘He thinks he’s a problem,’ said one person familiar with the president’s thinking. ‘I would be worried if I was General Flynn.'”
ABC News summarizes Flynn’s predicament as follows: “Michael Flynn…stands accused of potentially violating the law about a discussion he had with the Russian ambassador to the US, misleading the vice president about that conversation, and changing his public stance on whether it might have happened or not. Toss that into the cutthroat battle for influence in the Trump White House and one of President Trump’s highest-profile and closest advisers has a countdown clock ticking over him.”