Advisor to the US President for National Security Michael Flynn left his post, according to CNN.
Flynn apologized for concealing information on contacts with the representative of the Russian Embassy. He resigned on the evening of February 13.
"I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology," Flynn wrote.
Earlier, the US Department of Justice warned the Trump administration that Flynn misled senior officials regarding his communications with the Russian Ambassador and that he is "potentially vulnerable to blackmail by Russia."
Previously, the press reported that a few weeks before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, his Advisor for National Security Michael Flynn discussed the US sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation, as well as areas of possible cooperation with the Russian Ambassador to the United States. Later, representatives of the US intelligence analyzed conversations of Trump’s Adviser, including those, on the phone with the Russian Ambassador to the United States at the end of December.