"Special Report" anchor Bret Baier reacted to Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser just after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's briefing on the matter. 

Spicer repeatedly stated that President Trump asked Flynn for his resignation due to "trust" issues and that there was nothing illegal about Flynn speaking with the Russian ambassador before the inauguration.

He said the problem came down to Flynn misleading the White House about what was discussed and specifically maintaining that he did not discuss sanctions. 

Baier said Democrats now "smell blood in the water" and will continue to press the issue on Russia and the Trump administration. 

"Politically, this is not a good start to this week at all for the Trump administration," said Baier.

He said some Republican senators, including John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Roy Blunt, are calling for a full-scale investigation. 

Earlier, House Democrats addressed reporters, calling for investigations by several House committees into what President Trump knew about Flynn's contact with Russian officials. 

Baier noted that Kellyanne Conway was maintaining just yesterday that the president had "full confidence" in Flynn. 

He added that the Trump administration and some Republicans "have a point" when they criticize the "leaks" that led to Flynn's ouster.

"There are a number of different people on Capitol Hill and in the administration who are concerned that there is, in fact, this intelligence industrial complex that is trying to take out Donald Trump or somehow discredit him," said Baier.

Watch his analysis above, and don't miss "Special Report" tonight at 6pm ET for all of the latest developments.


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