The plot surrounding General Mike Flynn and his possible ties to Russia seems to be thickening by the second. It all began when Flynn was removed from his position as National Security Advisor for Trump because he failed to notify Vice President Pence about a conversation he had with a Russian Ambassador.
Then, after it was announced his connections to Russia would be investigated, Flynn asked for full immunity in exchange for information he could offer. His request — which proved to be a smoking gun — was subsequently denied.
Most recently, Flynn's story reached a new climax after it was announced the Department of Defense is investigating the general for failing to report payments from Russian officials.
As usual, questions about this ordeal were directed to Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who did what he does best: blame Obama.
Flynn served in the Obama administration as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency for several years. According to Spicer, when the Obama administration vetted and cleared Flynn, they made it unnecessary for the new administration to vet him again.
Flynn worked for Obama between 2012-2014. However, he was fired in 2014 and became a foreign agent for Turkey during the 2016 campaign.
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