President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned and President Trump immediately named an acting national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg.

In three weeks, the Trump presidency has been mired in scandals, missteps, nationwide protests, and fights with journalists, critics and judges. It seems, at times, that Mr. Trump has been President for three or 30 excruciating years.

Fynn resigned on Monday following allegations he inappropriately talked about U.S. sanctions with a Russian official, and later allegedly misled then-Vice President-elect Pence about the conversations, reported NPR.

Flynn spoke with the Russian ambassador in December, before the president was inaugurated.

Flynn issued a statement through the White House Monday evening that said he had made numerous phone calls with foreign officials to facilitate the transition, and made a mistake in what he told Pence:

“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. I HAVE SINCERELY APOLOGIZED TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, AND THEY HAVE ACCEPTED MY APOLOGY.”

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