USA TODAY: Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn

From USA TODAY

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn

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WASHINGTON – Former President Obama warned his successor Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser because of his ties to Russian officials, officials in both camps said Monday.The warning came just two days after the presidential election, during the incoming president’s meeting with Obama in the Oval Office on Nov. 10.Despite Obama’s warnings, Trump appointed Flynn as national security adviser anyway – and dismissed him less than a month into his presidency, saying that Flynn misled the White House about his conversations with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump’s inauguration.Though he did not comment in detail about the Oval Office meeting, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that Obama made it clear that “he wasn’t exactly a fan of Gen. Flynn’s.”

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