Clinton Spox: Fmr Obama DIA Head Flynn’s Clinton Denunciations ‘Silly’

Clinton Campaign National Spokesperson Brian Fallon argued that the former head of the DIA under President Obama, retired U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn’s denunciations of Clinton were “silly” and the investigation should “be allowed to continue without political interference and without side commentary from people that don’t have an understanding of the fundamental facts” on Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”

Fallon said, “Well, that’s just silly. I respect the general, but that’s not going to happen. Look, this investigation, this review into the security of the emails, should be allowed to continue without political interference and without side commentary from people that don’t have an understanding of the fundamental facts. And just last week, you saw the same situation unfurl with former Secretary Colin Powell, as well as former aides to Secretary Condoleezza Rice. In both of those two cases, you now have the same agency looking at their emails, personal emails ,and saying that there is information that, in retrospect, they think should be treated as classified. The exact same situation playing out in the two previous secretaries before Secretary Clinton. So I think that tells you everything about the relative seriousness of this. It is a matter of common disagreement between agencies, where the intelligence community is taking a stricter definition of what’s classified than the State Department did. And if — I’d just refer back to Colin Powell’s own words where he said that if this is going to be the standard, if diplomats cannot communicate amongst each other and share information, that we might as well shutter the State Department.”

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