Former Intelligence Chief: I Never Met With Obama Once in Five Years
Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn told the Daily Caller Tuesday that in his over five years of serving in key intelligence posts in the Barack Obama administration, not once did he meet with the president.
Flynn served in a variety of intelligence posts under Obama, including the Office of the Director of Intelligence. In April of 2012, Obama nominated Flynn to be director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Flynn left his post in 2014, reportedly after clashing with his superiors in the administration.
“Here I am, running one of the largest intelligence agencies in the world,” Flynn told the Caller in an interview. “He appoints me twice — one as the assistant director of national intelligence and one as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. I’m also his senior intelligence officer. And I had almost five years in combat.”
Flynn paused. “I never met with him once,” he eventually said.
Since then, Flynn has been a consummate critic of the administration’s military policy and handling of ISIS, accusing the president of ignoring the growing threat in order to avoid imperiling his reelection. Most recently he announced his support for Donald Trump in the general election and is reportedly being vetted as a possible Trump running mate.
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