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Trump's 'intelligence' problem

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By Donald Kirk

WASHINGTON ― You have to wonder about Michael Flynn, the retired army lieutenant general who served as President Donald Trump's national security adviser for 24 days before he was forced to resign.

He had spent his 33-year military career as an intelligence officer but was dumb enough to lie to the FBI about his contacts with Russians before Trump's inauguration, and now he's pleading guilty to having made "false, fictitious and fraudulent" statements.

How could a guy have reached such heights in the U.S. military establishment and turn out to have been such a liar? For that matter, what "intelligence" was he offering during his long career, in which he rose to director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and chairman of the Military Intelligence Board? Did he know what he was talking about ― or just how to play politics on the military ladder? And what did he think he was doing serving as an analyst for RT, Russia Today, infamous for broadcasting propaganda directed at the U.S., then breaking bread with President Vladimir Putin and accepting hefty fees for talks in Moscow?

The questions surrounding........

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