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CNN: Flynn's National Security Clearance Suspended

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 05:48 PM

Former National Security adviser Michael Flynn's security clearance has been suspended and is "pending review," CNN reports.

According to CNN, the move is protocol when "questions arise regarding an individual's compliance with clearance standards."

Flynn, who held his post for just 24 days, resigned late Monday after reports surfaced that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about discussions he had in phone calls with a Russian ambassador to the U.S. prior to Trump's inauguration.

Flynn spoke with Sergey Kislyak during the transition about sanctions against Russia for election-related hacking with the country's top representative in the U.S. prior to former President Barack Obama issuing the penalties.

Pence told CBS News in January that Flynn "did not discuss anything having to do with the United States' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia."

"I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology," Flynn wrote in his resignation letter.

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