Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. Named Acting National Security Advisor

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned amid controversial ties with Russia.  According to The New York Times:

"The White House has examined a transcript of a wiretapped conversation that Mr. Flynn had with Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, in December, according to administration officials. Mr. Flynn originally told Mr. Pence and others that the call was limited to small talk and holiday pleasantries.

But the conversation, according to officials who have seen the transcript of the wiretap, also included a discussion about sanctions imposed on Russia after intelligence agencies determined that Mr. Putin’s government tried to interfere with the 2016 election on Mr. Trump’s behalf. Still, current and former administration officials familiar with the call said the transcript was ambiguous enough that Mr. Trump could justify both firing or retaining Mr. Flynn."

It's not clear who will succeed Kellogg as permanent National Security Advisor, as he is serving in the interim until the administration finds a replacement.  Kellog was born in Dayton, Ohio and is a retired Army lieutenant general.  He served as a foreign policy advisor to Trump during the campaign and was given a position on the National Security Council.  

Read Flynn's full resignation letter: