Michael Flynn, the controversial head of intelligence for the coalition in Afghanistan at the time, unintentionally violated intelligence regulations when serving as the Army’s deputy chief of staff for intelligence, according to documents obtained by CNN from the Defense Department.
The military report was first obtained by The Washington Post.
Details are scant on what precisely Flynn did, but according to the report, he “inappropriately shared United States classified information with various foreign military officers and/or officials in Afghanistan.”
The Army decided not to take any legal action against him, concluding that “there was no evidence of senior officer misconduct, rather there was keen attention to mission accomplishment in a coalition, combat environment.”
The investigation “found that the sharing of classified information was not done knowingly and that there was no actual or potential damage to national security” due to Flynn’s actions.
Nevertheless, the violation is yet another questionable mark on the resume of Flynn, who Trump has entrusted with a key intelligence posting despite a string of controversial comments and incidents.
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