Michael Flynn checked by Trump’s team in addition to Obama administration

America’s ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn had reportedly been checked by the transition team of President Donald Trump in addition to his already approved security clearance by the administration of former president Barack Obama.

Flynn, who was taking a high profile role in Trump’s campaign, went to the White House as the president’s first national security adviser, but lasted only 24 days in the job. Trump fired him in February for failing to disclose his meeting with the Russian ambassador and misleading Vice President Mike Pence.

Trying to blame Obama for the controversy around his former national security adviser, Trump said in an interview on Friday that when Flynn “came into our administration… he was already approved by the Obama administration and he had years left on that approval.”

Flynn served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under Obama before advising Trump’s campaign and joining his…

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