Michael Flynn

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Mike Flynn
25th National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 2017 – February 13, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded bySusan Rice
Succeeded byH. R. McMaster
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
In office
July 24, 2012 – August 7, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byRonald Burgess
Succeeded byDavid Shedd (Acting)
Personal details
Michael Thomas Flynn

December 1958 (age 65)
Middletown, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyIts Complicated -->He has been a keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention and surrogate for Trump, but that does not necessarily make him a Republican.[[Democratic Party (United States]
Alma materUniversity of Rhode Island, Kingston (BS)
Golden Gate University (MBA)
United States Army Command and General Staff College (MMAS)
Naval War College (MA)
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1981–2014
Rank Lieutenant General
UnitDefense Intelligence Agency
 • Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Battles/warsOperation Urgent Fury
Operation Uphold Democracy
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
AwardsDefense Meritorious Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star Medal (4)
Meritorious Service Medal (6)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (6)

Michael Thomas "Mike" Flynn (born December 1958) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general. On January 20, 2017, Flynn became the 25th United States National Security Advisor. He resigned on February 13, 2017. He last served as the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, from July 22, 2012 to August 7, 2014.[1]

On November 18, 2016, Flynn accepted president-elect Donald Trump's offer of the position of National Security Advisor.[2]

The Wall Street Journal reported on January 22, 2017, that Flynn was under investigation by U.S. counterintelligence agents for his communications with Russian officials. On February 13, 2017, Flynn resigned the position of National Security Advisor.[3][4]

On December 1, 2017, it was reported that Flynn had accepted a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to plead guilty to a single count, that of "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI, a felony.[5]

On July 4, 2020, Flynn announced his support and belief in the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory.[6][7]

On November 25, 2020, Flynn was issued a presidential pardon by President Trump.[8]

After Trump lost his re-election in 2020, Flynn wanted Trump to suspend the United States Constitution, force martial law, silence the press, and hold a new election under military supervision as an attempt to overturn the election results.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Michael T. Flynn Biography Retrieved January 2, 2014
  2. Khan, Mariam (2016-11-18). "Trump's National Security Adviser Has Called Islam 'a Cancer'". ABC News. Retrieved 2016-11-18.
  3. "National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns". The Hill. February 13, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  4. White House Sends Mixed Signals About Trump's Confidence In Michael Flynn
  5. Herb, Jeremy (December 1, 2017). "Flynn charged with one count of making false statement". CNN.
  6. Mogensen, Jackie Flynn. "To celebrate the Fourth, Michael Flynn posts a pledge to conspiracy group QAnon". Mother Jones.
  7. Cohen, Marshall. "Michael Flynn posts video featuring QAnon slogans". CNN.
  8. "Michael Flynn: Trump pardons ex-national security adviser". BBC News. November 26, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  9. Multiple sources: