A top aide to National Security Adviser Mike Flynn was denied clearance for a high-level security clearance by the Central Intelligence Agency, putting an end to the aide's tenure on the National Security Council, according to a report.
The report said Robin Townley, senior director for Africa and a top deputy of Flynn's, found out Friday that the CIA had shot down his request for an elite security clearance that is required to serve on the NSC, escalating tensions between Flynn and the intelligence community.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly approved the rejection of Townley's clearance request. A source told Politico that this infuriated Flynn. SEE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-flynn-aide-forced-out-of-national-security-council-after-cia-denies-security-clearance/article/2614583?custom_click=rss