Flynn tells The New Yorker he gave classified info to allies without approval
Michael Flynn admits to breaking “stupid” rules during Army career.
Flynn, Donald Trump’s newly named national security adviser, told The New Yorker’s Dana Priest that he would sneak out of the CIA station in Iraq when he was assigned there without the “insane” required approval from headquarters. He also said he had technicians install an Internet connection in his Pentagon office, even though it was forbidden.
Another time, Flynn said he gave classified information to NATO allies without approval, which resulted in an investigation and a warning from superiors.
Flynn’s former colleagues the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he served as director, described him as someone they liked personally, but not as a good leader.
He would often say things that weren’t true, one subordinate told The New Yorker, such as stating that Iran had killed more Americans than al Qaeda.
Flynn was also known to have a temper, former associate said, and berated people of front of colleagues.