101 Facts About Michael Flynn

1. Michael Flynn is a retired US Army Lieutenant General who served in the military for 33 years—from 1981 to 2014.

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2. Michael Flynn has Tweeted his support for the New England Patriots.

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3. Michael Flynn was not born into a family of great means.

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4. Michael Flynn had a lucrative consulting business before his legal troubles.

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5. Michael Flynn said he saw City beat Arsenal on television on Sunday when he should have been at a children's party with his wife.

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6. Michael Flynn spent the best part of four years in the West Riding.

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7. Michael Flynn has described Islam as a political ideology and a cancer.

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8. In February 2017, Michael 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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9. Michael Flynn is an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal.

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10. Michael Flynn simultaneously became commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and chair of the Military Intelligence Board.

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11. Michael Flynn confirmed his intention to cooperate with the Special Counsel's investigation.

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12. Michael Flynn became a senior advisor to Trump during his presidential campaign and served as the National Security Advisor from January 23 to February 13, 2017.

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13. Michael Flynn served as the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, serving from July 2012 until his forced retirement from the military in August 2014.

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14. In those war-torn Middle-East nations, Michael Flynn served respectfully as the director of Joint Special Operations Commander.

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15. On November 8, 2016, Michael Flynn authored an op-ed for The Hill, entitled ".

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16. Michael Flynn was commissioned in the US Army as a second lieutenant in military intelligence, in 1981.

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17. In 2014, Michael Flynn abruptly ended his tenure at the Defense Intelligence Agency due to clashes with President Obama and other members of the Pentagon spy service.

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18. Michael Flynn speaks with Kislyak, marking at least the fourth time that month they communicated.

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19. Michael Flynn meets with with Turkish community leaders associated with Erdogan, who raised the subject of Gulen.

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20. Michael Flynn found a sympathetic audience in Donald Trump, and began briefing the candidate on foreign policy matters.

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21. Michael Flynn began appearing on Fox News, which eventually led five Republican presidential candidates, including Trump, to seek his counsel.

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22. Michael Flynn gets paid $33,750 for his hour-long talk at the event.

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23. Michael Flynn lost jobs under Presidents Trump and Obama and is yet another point of tension between the two leaders.

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24. Michael Flynn apparently imbibes false news stories as vociferously as Donald Trump creates them.

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25. Michael Flynn said an Iraq-style boots on the ground operation and the same type of coalition Mr Bush assembled for Iraq is needed to defeat the Islamic State.

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26. Michael Flynn said, the Bush administration focused military efforts based on where the terrorists came from.

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27. Michael Flynn scolded Iran for its "destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East" and declared, "As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.

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28. Michael Flynn predicted a Trump win, but he was making contingency plans.

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29. Michael Flynn was seated at the head table for dinner that evening.

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30. Michael Flynn seemed to go out of his way to tweak the Russian government and its partners in Damascus and Tehran.

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31. Michael Flynn assured his critics that he knew what he was doing.

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32. Michael Flynn expressed similarly harsh views of Islam in general, describing the faith as a political ideology, and not a religion.

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33. Michael Flynn voiced contempt toward Iran's leaders and said that they had "no right" to participate in negotiations with the United States over their nuclear program.

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34. Michael Flynn began developing a public profile as a decorated former general with experience in fighting Islamic extremism.

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35. Michael Flynn believed that there were opportunities to find common ground with Russia.

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36. Michael Flynn felt that the Administration was being naive, and that no one seemed to care about what he insisted was the collusion between Al Qaeda and Iran.

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37. Michael Flynn was critical of the limitations placed on intelligence work after the raid.

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38. Michael Flynn prepared to leave Afghanistan, as McChrystal's successor, David Petraeus, brought in his own staff.

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39. Michael Flynn dispatched a Marine Corps first lieutenant to travel around the country interviewing marines, soldiers, and civilian partners about their intelligence needs.

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40. Michael Flynn often ate his meals in the chow hall and chatted with subordinates.

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

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

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43. Michael Flynn conferred with senior intelligence officials on how to best tailor the briefing for Trump.

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44. Michael Flynn said his foray into politics began last year when he volunteered to advise five Republican candidates.

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45. In 2016, Michael Flynn became a key national security advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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46. Michael Flynn was a career Army man: He started out in ROTC at the University of Rhode Island, from which he graduated in 1981, and was quickly commissioned a second lieutenant in Army intelligence.

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47. Michael Flynn is the former US National Security Advisor who in 2o17 pled guilty to one felony count of lying to the FBI about contacts he had with members of the Russian government in the months after Donald Trump was elected president.

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48. Michael Flynn was known to be a critic of Barrack Obama and his tenure.

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49. Michael Flynn has nothing else to say about his wife, Andrade except to praise him for her support all those years.

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50. Michael Flynn is a retired US Army Lieutenant General who served in the military for 33 years—from 1981 to 2014.

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51. Michael Flynn has earned several military decorations and service medals throughout his career.

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52. Michael Flynn resigned on February 13, 2017 amid controversy regarding his contacts with Russian officials.

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53. Michael Flynn has two sons with his high school sweetheart, Lori.

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54. Michael Flynn has resigned from his post as White House national security adviser, after less than a month on the job.

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55. Michael Flynn has long courted controversy with his close ties to Russia, and the latest controversy has led to demands from many Democrats that he be fired.

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56. Michael Flynn is actually a lifelong Democrat, but a big critic of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.

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57. Michael Flynn is one of the army generals announced for potential positions in Trump's cabinet.

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58. In 2012, Michael 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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59. Michael Flynn was one of the few high-ranking officers who disdained the Army's culture of conformity.

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60. Michael Flynn deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from spring 2012 to fall 2014, The Military Times said.

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61. Michael Flynn 'provided details of Trump links to Russia to Mueller prosecutors'.

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62. Michael Flynn is the only Trump administration official to have admitted to a crime in Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

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63. Michael Flynn resigned from his post in the Trump administration in February 2017 after serving just 24 days in office.

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64. Michael Flynn was "substantial" help to special counsel Robert Mueller, court filing says.

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65. Michael Flynn was the person who informed Trump that Russian President Vladimir Putin was the first to call him after Trump's inauguration, according to Comey.

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66. Michael Flynn served on the campaign, the transition team and in the administration at crucial moments that could still be under investigation related to Russian interference in American politics, making his contact with Kislyak even more significant.

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67. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying on his foreign lobbying registrations about his work on a lobbying project for Turkey.

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68. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators on December 1, 2017.

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69. Michael Flynn was under investigation by the Justice Department for the work when he became national security adviser.

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70. Michael Flynn admitted to making false statements about unregistered foreign agent work he performed for the benefit of the Turkish government.

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71. Michael Flynn acknowledged that, when belatedly registering as a lobbyist in the US for Turkey, he had failed to disclose that his $530,000 project in 2016 was directed by Turkish government officials.

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72. Michael Flynn was only in his role at the White House for 24 days before he was forced to resign after pleading guilty to federal crimes.

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73. Michael Flynn told prosecutors that he was in touch with senior Trump transition officials before and after his communications with the ambassador.

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74. Michael Flynn is interviewed by the FBI about his Russia contacts.

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75. Michael Flynn speaks with Kislyak on the phone five times, on the day the Obama administration retaliates for Russian tampering in the 2016 election by expelling 35 Russian diplomats and announcing new sanctions against Russian intelligence services and agencies involved in hacking.

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76. Michael Flynn holds conversations about US sanctions on Russia with ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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77. Michael Flynn does not disclose his Turkish contracts until after his resignation from office, with prosecutors closing in.

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78. Michael Flynn meets Turkish contacts in New York and discusses US policy on the Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, a green card holder residing in Pennsylvania.

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

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80. Michael Flynn "made multiple false statements, to multiple Department of Justice entities, on multiple occasions.

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81. Michael Flynn eventually cut a deal and agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

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82. Michael Flynn became involved in an ambitious nuclear reactor project with a number of potential international supporters, including Russians, Egyptians, Chinese and others.

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83. In 2015, Michael 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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84. Michael Flynn was a longtime US Army intelligence specialist who rose to the summit of his career as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama.

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85. Michael Flynn talked with the presidential transition team, according to court documents, as he was negotiating with Russia's then-ambassador to the United States.

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86. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in late 2017 to lying to the FBI.

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87. Michael Flynn was under investigation by the Justice Department for that work when he became national security adviser.

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88. Michael Flynn admitted to making false statements about his work as an unregistered foreign agent to benefit the Turkish government.

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89. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to making false statements to the FBI with regard to his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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90. Michael Flynn has stated the US "should extradite Fethullah Gulen" to Turkey and "work constructively with Russia" in Syria.

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91. Michael Flynn criticized Obama's administration for arming Syrian rebels linked to Salafi jihadism.

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92. In February 2017, Michael 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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93. Michael Flynn is a registered Democrat, having grown up in a "very strong Democratic family".

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94. On January 4, 2017, Michael 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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95. On December 29, 2016, Michael 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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96. On November 18, 2016, Michael Flynn accepted Trump's offer for the position of National Security Advisor.

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97. Michael Flynn sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the dinner, leading journalist Michael Crowley of Politico to report that "at a moment of semi-hostility between the US and Russia, the presence of such an important figure at Putin's table startled" US officials.

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98. On December 10, 2015, Michael 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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99. On March 8, 2017, Michael Flynn registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before election day.

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100. Michael Flynn retired from the US Army with 33 years of service on August 7, 2014.

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101. 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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