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WashPost: Probe Found Gen. Flynn 'Inappropriately Shared' Classified Info

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 10:21 AM

Retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's pick as national security adviser, was found to have "inappropriately shared" classified information with foreign military personnel, The Washington Post reported.

The military investigation, launched in 2010, found Flynn did not act "knowingly" and "there was no actual or potential damage to national security as a result," resulting in no disciplinary action, the Post reported.

Flynn shared the secrets with British and Australian allies in Afghanistan, the Post reported.

"It was a general intelligence briefing that included stuff that shouldn't have been on those slides," a former senior U.S. intelligence official told the Post. The disclosures revealed "stuff the intelligence community was doing that had a much higher level of classification."

The report is likely to kindle taunts from Democrats and Hillary Clinton's camp, given Trump's mantra of "lock her up" — among others — for her mishandling of classified information while secretary of state, missteps that led to a variety of investigations from Congress and the FBI.

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Retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's pick as national security adviser, was found to have "inappropriately shared" classified information with foreign military personnel, The Washington Post reported.
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