President Donald Trump reminded Americans and mainstream media outlets on Monday that it was in fact the Obama administration who granted retired General Mike Flynn top secret security clearance in 2012 when he was nominated to be the 18th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
President Trump wrote in a tweet, the "fake news" rarely talks about the fact that his former national security adviser received a security clearance from the Obama administration.
"General Flynn was given the highest security clearance by the Obama Administration - but the Fake News seldom likes talking about that," the message reads.
General Flynn was given the highest security clearance by the Obama Administration - but the Fake News seldom likes talking about that.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates will testify before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Monday. She is expected to answer questions on Flynn's role in the Trump administration.