The Guardian: Donald Trump unaware Michael Flynn was a 'foreign agent', Sean Spicer says
Former national security adviser retroactively disclosed that he lobbied for firm linked to Turkish government while working as Trump’s campaign adviser.
Donald Trump was unaware his former national security adviser Michael Flynn was working as a “foreign agent” when he gave him the job, according to his press secretary.
“I don’t believe that was known,” said Sean Spicer, when asked by reporters at his regular press briefing on Thursday.
Flynn resigned in February after just four weeks as national security adviser when it came to light that he had misled the vice-president, Mike Pence, about phone conversations with the Russian ambassador about sanctions in December. The resignation came after a flow of intelligence leaks revealed that he had secretly discussed sanctions with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and then tried to cover up the conversations.
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WNU Editor: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn should have known better .... but it looks like he did not. But this story may lead to another problem .... Top Democrat sent letter to Mike Pence in November warning of Michael Flynn's Turkey lobbying (Business Insider). If Vice President Pence knew in November what Michael Flynn was involved in .... did he raise any red flags , and if not .... why?
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