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Report: WH Seeking Possible Flynn Replacements

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 National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 13 Feb 2017 09:01 PM

The Trump White House on Monday sent conflicting messages on whether national security adviser Michael Flynn's job is in jeopardy, but Politico reports that the administration is looking for possible replacements.

"They are trying to figure out the solution to Flynn right now," one source told the website. "The problem is they don't have it yet. They need to get a solution. You can't have a firing without an immediate replacement. You need a plan."

Those being considered, according to Politico, are retired Gen. David Petraeus, former George W. Bush national security adviser Stephen Hadley, Bush national security aide Tom Bossert, who currently is over cybersecurity in the Trump administration, Adm. James Stavridis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

Petraeus is scheduled to meet with Trump this week, but lost out in the search for secretary of state because he was convicted in 2015 of giving classified information to his mistress and biographer.

The retired general was a big supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump on the campaign trail, and the president seeks his counsel, according to the report.

"Trump likes him, he respects him," one source told Politico.

Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is reportedly heading up the search.

Flynn's troubles stem from reports he discussed U.S. sanctions with Russian officials before Trump took office and while he was still a private citizen. Flynn told Vice President Mike Pence he had not discussed the issue with the Russians, but has since reportedly apologized for making a misstatement.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Trump has "full confidence" in Flynn, but White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said only that Flynn is continuing to do his regular duties.

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