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President Trump Blasts ‘Fake News,’ and Obama Over Flynn

President Trump Blasts ‘Fake News,’ and Obama Over Flynn

It’s another Monday and once again one of the hottest stories is President Trump attacking the media and their “fake news.” The president tweeted a message about how the media rarely talks about the reality that his former national security adviser was granted a security clearance from the Obama administration. “General Flynn was given the highest security clearance by the Obama Administration – but the Fake News seldom likes talking about that,” the president tweeted Monday.

This is the most recent deflection of blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn. This story will escalate significantly with the testimony coming from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. She was fired after refusing to back President Trump’s executive order on immigration. This week, she will give her account regarding what she said to Trump’s campaign team about Flynn and his interaction with the Russian ambassador and when she said it. It will heat up the controversy that has dogged the Trump administration since they took over the White House.

Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, deflected the blame away from his team at a briefing last month. He reminded the press that Flynn was given security clearance from the Obama administration saying: “My only point is when Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration with all the information that’s being discussed that occurred in 2015,”. Spicer then dismissed the idea that the president had any regrets about hiring Flynn saying, he “made the right decision at the right time.” Spicer reinforced their position by reporting that the White House staff trusted the work of the previous administration. “Why would you rerun a background check on someone who was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency that had and did maintain a high-level security clearance?” he asked.


What do you think about the president’s latest charge of “fake news?” Should this story go away or does it still have legs? Should Trump’s team have trusted Obama’s administration regarding Flynn’s security clearance?


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