Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted

Vice President Mike Pence greets National Security Advisor Michael Flynn before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for their joint news conference at the White House in Washington, Feb. 10, 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence greets National Security Advisor Michael Flynn before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for their joint news conference at the White House in Washington, Feb. 10, 2017.

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday staunchly defended the national security adviser he ousted earlier this week, saying Michael Flynn was the victim of illegal leaks from the country’s intelligence community detailing his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington and had been “treated very, very unfairly by the media.”

Trump, speaking at a White House news conference alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made no mention of why he forced Flynn’s resignation after just 24 days on the job, for what the White House described Tuesday as the president’s “eroding trust” in the former Army general.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.