Read Michael Flynn's resignation letter

The Trump administration's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday amid controversy over his communications with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.


February 13, 2017

In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with
foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a smooth transition and

begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such

calls are standard practice in any transition ofthis magnitude.

Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and
others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. have
sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.

Throughout my over thirty three years of honorable military service, and my tenure as the National
Security Advisor, have always performed my duties with the utmost of integrity and honesty to those I
have served, to include the President ofthe United States.

I am tendering my resignation, honored to have served our nation and the American people in such a
distinguished way.

I am also extremely honored to have served President Trump, who in just three weeks, has reoriented
American foreign policy in fundamental ways to restore America's leadership position in the world.

As I step away once again from serving my nation in this current capacity, 1 wish to thank President
Trump for his personal loyalty, the friendship ofthose who I worked with throughout the hard fought
campaign, the challenging period oftransition, and during the early days ofhis presidency.

I know with the strong leadership of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and the
superb team they are assembling, this team will go down in history as one of the greatest presidencies in
US. history, and I ?rmly believe the American people will be well served as they all work together to
help Make America Great Again.

LTG (Ret

Michael T.
sident National Security Advisor