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Thursday, February 16, 2017

WikiLeaks: ‘Destabilization Campaign’ Responsible for Flynn Resignation

[Source] A “destabilization campaign” by opponents of President Donald Trump is responsible for National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn’s resignation, WikiLeaks alleged Tuesday.

The online publishing organization specifically blamed the intelligence community, the Democratic Party and the media in a tweet surrounding the incident.

“Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns after destabilization campaign by US spies, Democrats, press,” WikiLeaks stated.

    Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns after destabilization campaign by US spies, Democrats, press https://t.co/vKlX1Tqek1

    — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 14, 2017

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, called the back-and-forth between the Trump White House and U.S. intelligence Wednesday a “battle for dominance.”

“Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the permanent government,” he said.

    Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the ‘permanent government’.

    — Julian Assange (@julianassange) February 15, 2017

Flynn announced his resignation Monday after reports indicated he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials on the details of a December phone call with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Flynn had originally denied discussing sanctions, imposed by the Obama administration over allegations of election-related hacking, but a spokesman for Flynn later stated that he “couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up.”

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