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Flynn lied on his security clearance application

From the NY Times: “Michael T. Flynn misled Pentagon investigators about his income from Russian companies and contacts with Russian officials when he applied for a top-secret security clearance last year…”

So what are all the conservatives going to say now? Because I don’t know how many times I heard, “But Obama gave him a top secret clearance!” as a reason for why Flynn’s Russia contacts were a non-issue and didn’t need investigating. The kind of investigating that turns up the fact that he lied to the government to get his clearance (this wholly aside from the fact that POTUS doesn’t review individual security clearance applications, but does review the individuals hired to be his closest advisors).

“Mr. Flynn, who resigned this year as President Trump’s national security adviser, told investigators in February 2016 that he had received no income from foreign companies and had only “insubstantial contact” with foreign nationals, according to the letter. In fact, Flynn had two months earlier sat beside President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at a Moscow gala for RT, the Kremlin-financed television network, which paid Mr. Flynn more than $45,000 to attend the event and give a separate speech.”

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