Michael Flynn kept security clearance after warning of Russia blackmail risk

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White House took no steps to limit the former national security adviser’s access to classified information after being told of potential compromise by Russia

The White House took no steps to limit former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s access to classified information after being informed that Flynn was potentially compromised by Russia, Sean Spicer said on Tuesday.

The White House press secretary insisted that Flynn – who was fired in February for misleading vice-president Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak – was only sacked for that reason and that no actions were taken to limit Flynn’s access to classified information before that. He also pushed back on the congressional testimony of former acting attorney general Sally Yates, who told the Senate judiciary sub-committee on Monday that she had warned the White House about Flynn in two separate face-to-face meetings in late January.

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