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Obama’s Defense Intelligence Agency Director: ‘I Never Met With Him Once’


“Here is the crux of my relationship with Obama ...”

In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, then-Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As a young man, Flynn used to go door to door luring Democrats out of their homes, onto buses and into polling stations when his mother, Helen Flynn, was running for secretary of state in his native Rhode Island. Described in a 1982 Christian Science Monitor report as an “antiabortionist mother of nine,” Helen Flynn instilled in her son an interest in civic duty but also, a more conservative brand of Democratic politics that the now-retired three-star general says no longer exists. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)\n

The official appointed by President Barack Obama as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said he “never met with him once.”

(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Former Lieutenant General Michael Flynn — reportedly considered by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as his running mate — told the Daily Caller he was never given the opportunity to brief the president on any intelligence issues.

“Here is the crux of my relationship with Obama,” Flynn said. “Here I am, running one of the largest intelligence agencies in the world. He appoints me twice — one as the assistant director of national intelligence and one as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. I’m also his senior intelligence officer. And I had almost five years in combat.”

Flynn said the president is “kind of a funny guy when it comes to relationships.”

“He’s very aloof and very distant,” Flynn said. “I wasn’t on his screen at all. I wasn’t on his radar which is really sad. It’s amazing.”

Asked about being considered for Trump’s running mate, Flynn said, “I have said I want to continue to serve this country in any capacity.”

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