Michael Flynn's security clearance suspended by Defense Intelligence Agency

Deep State #Resistance: Spies Withhold Intel from Trump, Says WSJ

On Friday, one of Flynn's closest deputies on the National Security Council, senior director for Africa Robin Townley, was informed that the Central Intelligence Agency had rejected his request for an elite security clearance required for service on the NSC, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Numerous Democrats have called for an investigation into Flynn and Mr. Trump's relationship with the Russian government.

Officially, Kudla said, the DIA was examining Flynn's "compliance with intelligence community security clearance directives".

President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that the "low-life leakers" behind recent reports of his alleged connections to Russian officials will be "caught". Federal Bureau of Investigation transcripts show that the subject was discussed, officials say. Keith Kellogg, a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Army is now serving as the Acting National Security Advisor in the Trump Administration. "And I think it's really a sad thing that he was treated so badly", Mr. Trump said.

"A special investigator who can produce the information for the public to be assured that there has been an inquiry that is impartial, objective, comprehensive and thorough", Blumenthal said.

Obama dismissed Flynn as head of the DIA in 2014.

Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney who represents intelligence officials in clearance disputes, said that in his experience the sort of suspension Flynn has received can be indefinite, particularly since Flynn does nor now hold a job that requires access to classified material.

Former directors of the agency are routinely allowed to keep their access to classified information so they can advise the current director.

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