Rep. Adam Schiff says Flynn’s statements ‘feed jihadi propaganda’
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, while he was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, prepares to testify at a 2012 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. President-elect Donald Trump has tapped him as his national security adviser. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
National security advisers typically work in the shadows, but President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for the key job is more of a flame-thrower who has labeled the Muslim religion “sick” and called for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in prison.
Multiple news organizations reported Thursday evening that the incoming president has formally offered the job to Michael Flynn, the retired three-star Army general. Dismissed from the Pentagon’s top intelligence post in late 2014 for what his superiors called a too-contentious style, Flynn is also highly regarded in military and intelligence circles.