President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, laid the issue of LTGEN Mike Flynn’s security clearance clearly at the feet of the Obama administration. To be truthful, renewing a security clearance is a pretty straight forward thing for most that have one. It is basically an update of the past 5 years. Detailed follow-up investigations do not happen all that often. In this case, the real issue is the Generals veracity with the Vice President of the United States and whether or not he was paid by a foreign government for a speaking engagement.
As Written By Kristina Wong for Breitbart:
The White House on Thursday said the Obama administration was responsible for issuing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn a security clearance in 2016, amid news of a Pentagon inspector general investigation into a trip he took to Russia in 2015.
“His clearance was last reissued by the Obama administration in 2016 with full knowledge of his activities that occurred in 2015,” Spicer said.
News broke on Thursday that the Defense Intelligence Agency’s inspector general is investigating into whether Flynn was improperly paid by Russia Today, a government entity, for a speech he gave in Russia in 2015 before he joined the administration.
“So the issue is, you know, he was issued a security clearance under the Obama administration in the spring of 2016. The trip and — and transactions that you’re referring to occurred in December of 2015, from what I understand,” Spicer said.
“Obviously, there’s an issue that — that, as you point out, the Department of Defense inspector general’s looking into. We welcome that,” he said.
Reporters at Thursday’s White House press briefing repeatedly questioned Spicer whether the White House was satisfied with its vetting of Flynn before he became the national security adviser.
Spicer said Flynn — a …….
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