22 Facts About Flynn

1. In February 2017, Flynn said that "the Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran's malign actions—including weapons transfers, support for terrorism and other violations of international norms".

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2. On December 29, 2016, Flynn spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the same day the Obama administration announced retaliatory measures in response to the interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign by the Russian government.

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3. On December 10, 2015, Flynn attended a gala dinner in Moscow in honor of RT, a Russian government-owned English-language media outlet, on which he made semi-regular appearances as an analyst after he retired from US government service.

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4. In 2008, Flynn got a new assignment, at the Pentagon, as the senior intelligence officer reporting to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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5. In 1983, Flynn deployed to Grenada, as part of the American invasion force.

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6. In 1917, Flynn received an inspirational letter from Lieutenant Clifford Peel, a Victorian medical student with an interest in aviation.

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7. In 2014, Flynn was forced to resign as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency after his mismanagement led to organizational chaos.

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8. In 1946, Flynn published an adventure novel, Showdown, and earned a reported $184,000.

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9. Many of Flynn's fans founded organisations to publicly protest the accusation.

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10. In September 1942 it was announced that Flynn had signed a new contract with Warners for four films a year, one of which he was to produce.

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11. In 1940, at the zenith of his career, Flynn was voted the fourteenth most popular star in the US and the seventh most popular in Britain according to the Motion Picture Daily Herald.

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12. On January 4, 2017, Flynn informed Don McGahn, soon to become the White House Counsel, that he was under investigation over his work for Turkey.

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13. On November 18, 2016, Flynn accepted Trump's offer for the position of National Security Advisor.

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14. On March 8, 2017, Flynn registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before election day.

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15. In June 2013, Michael Flynn became the first US officer to be allowed inside the Russian military intelligence headquarters in Moscow, where he arrived at the invitation of the GRU chief Gen Igor Sergun.

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16. In September 2011, Flynn was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as assistant director of national intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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17. Michael Flynn graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in management science in 1981 and was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

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18. In 2012, Flynn became director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, in charge of all military attaches and defense-intelligence collection around the world.

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19. On May 7, 1932, at age 51, Flynn married Jean Baird.

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20. Michael Flynn served as Donald Trump's national security adviser for just under a month before resigning.

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21. Michael Flynn has provided "substantial" aid in the special counsel's Russia inquiry, the government says.

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22. In 2015, Flynn traveled to Russia to appear at a celebratory dinner for the state-controlled RT media network and accepted tens of thousands of dollars in payments from Russian entities.

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