On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blame “illegal leaks” on bringing down now-former NSA Director Michael Flynn.
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
The White House announced Flynn’s resignation on Monday, just hours after Kellyanne Conway said that Flynn had Trump’s “full confidence.”
Flynn’s resignation comes after he was said to have communicated with Russia’s ambassador about sanctions while Obama was still in office. He later denied doing so to Vice-President Mike Pence, who repeated his denial on the air.
Initial reports of Flynn’s communication with the Russian ambassador came from anonymous sources.
Trump has railed against leaks before, once calling for an investigation into NBC after it reported based on a leaked source.
“I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it,” Trump announced on Twitter, after NBC’s report on Russian hacking emerged.