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Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
World | By Ernestine Jimenez

Trump vents, insists 'zero chaos' in White House

Trump vents, insists 'zero chaos' in White House

Flynn admitted that he "inadvertently briefed" the now Vice President Mike Pence with "incomplete information" about his calls with Kislyak.

Lt Gen (retd) Joseph Keith Kellogg, who has been named acting NSA, former Central Intelligence Agency director Gen (retd) David Petraeus and vice-admiral (retd) Robert Harward - all military personnel as several others in the brass-heavy Trump administration - lead the race to replace Flynn.

Trump's tenure at the White House has been rocked by a series of hits, including the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the failed nomination of Andrew Puzder for labor secretary, and reports of his administration's ties to Russian Federation in the lead up to his election.

Flynn apologized privately for the controversy to Vice President Mike Pence, according to a White House official.

Left-wing filmmaker and provocateur Michael Moore has waded into the debate, calling for Donald Trump to be arrested, after it emerged former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn secretly discussed USA sanctions with Russian Federation ahead of Trump's election. But the White House since has confirmed that Trump knew for "a few weeks" that Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian Federation.

Earlier Monday, press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement that the White House was "evaluating the situation" with Flynn.

The Kremlin denied that Russian intelligence officers were in close contact with Donald Trump's team during his campaign past year, as repercussions continued after the United States administration's national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign.

"No, I don't want to say that, ' she said on the 'Fox & Friends" program.

Conway insisted on "Today" that 'misleading the vice president really was the key here, ' making Flynn's tenure 'unsustainable'.

Pence, Jan. 15: I talked to General Flynn about that conversation and actually it was initiated when on Christmas Day he had sent a text to the Russian ambassador to express not only Christmas wishes but sympathy for the loss of life in the airplane crash that took place.

CNN morning anchor Chris Cuomo forecasted Democrats' strategy, observing that they will press for an investigation to determine whether Flynn's actions were driven by the Oval Office.

"The leaks are absolutely real, the news is fake, because so much of the news is fake", Mr Trump said.

House Democrats have called for an investigation, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Monday that Flynn should be fired since he "cannot be trusted".

In its infancy, the Trump administration is reeling over the forced resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn after it was revealed he attempted to cover up conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. The president, who seeks input from a wide range of business associates, friends and colleagues, has been asking people their opinions on his senior team, including Mr Spicer and Mr Priebus. Some officials said bringing a case could prove hard in part because Flynn may attempt to parse the definition of sanctions.

Spicer said that the trust of the U.S. president in his advisor had "eroded", and asked for his resignation.

Flynn wasn't the only Russian Federation proponent in the administration. Others are demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions appoint a special counsel for any relevant Justice Department investigation. During numerous portions of the torrential press conference, Mr Trump touted his electoral college victory - incorrectly saying that it was the largest victory since Reagan.

Lawmakers involved said they want to move quickly, but thoroughly, on the Russian Federation investigation. Sen.

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