President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, is urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to drop out of the presidential race.
With an FBI investigation looming in the background, Flynn told the Daily Caller that Clinton “should step down,” saying it would be “for the good of the country.”
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) said he thought the former Secretary of State should leave the Democratic presidential race: ”I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out.”
On Feb. 2, the FBI filed a letter before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, confirming the Bureau is actively investigating Clinton’s use of an unsecured, privately owned email server to send and receive official government communications.
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Flynn and other high-ranking former intelligence officials told The DCNF they are alarmed that some of the nation’s most highly classified documents contained in a secretive program called the Special Access Program (SAP) were transferred to Clinton’s unclassified home server.
Flynn went on to say that classified documents such as those identified by the State Department would have to have been transferred onto Hillary’s non-secure e-mail server.
Some were identified by an Inspector General as the aforementioned SAP documents, information that “if compromised, people die.”
Flynn finds the whole thing “unbelievable.”
He said that anyone who would go to such lengths to compromise classified information “is completely irresponsible,” and it “shows a streak of arrogance to the American public that is unworthy of anyone thinking they can run for President of the United States.”