Saturday, November 26, 2016
Michael Flynn had 'forbidden' internet connection at the Pentagon
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn reportedly installed a secret internet connection into his office at the Pentagon even though it was "forbidden," according to a new profile in The New Yorker by Dana Priest.
The network connection was reportedly among other rules the former chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency broke because he found them to be "stupid," including his sometimes unauthorized sneaking out of a CIA station in Iraq and his sharing of classified information with NATO allies without approval.
The possibility of an external internet connection being installed in violation of facility rules drew parallels to former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was often criticized by the general on the campaign trail for using a private email server while she was secretary of state.
"So there seems to be a standard for the Clintons that's not the same standard for the rest of America," Flynn told The Heritage Foundation of what would happen if someone at DIA had done what Clinton had done.
Spokespersons for DIA and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Trump campaign spokesperson also did not respond.