White House Spokesman Sean Spicer says President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who is being investigated for possible wrongdoing in connection with a trip he took to Russia, had his security clearance last reissued by the Obama administration in 2016. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) White House Spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday former national security adviser Michael Flynn maintained a high level security clearance throughout his career in the military and it was last reissued by the Obama administration in 2016. Spicer also said it was "appropriate" for a Pentagon agency to investigate for possible wrongdoing in connection with a trip Flynn took to Russia in 2016. When asked what he thought of the news that the Defense Department's Inspector General was conducting an investigation into the actions of Flynn, a retired Lieutenant General, Spicer said: "That's appropriate. If they think that there's wrongdoing, the department's inspector general should look into it. "