A former Obama official confirms that then-President Obama warned incoming President Trump about Michael Flynn related to his job performance as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Flynn was fired as head of the DIA during Obama's administration. It's been widely reported that it was over management issues.
Trump named Flynn his national security adviser, but Flynn was forced to resign in February after reports that he spoke with a Russian official about U.S. sanctions and then misled then-Vice President-elect Pence about the conversations.
News of Obama's warning comes ahead of former Obama Justice official Sally Yates' testimony before a Senate subcommittee at 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday.
Yates is a key voice, when it comes to questions about what — and when — the White House knew about Flynn's conversations with Russian officials. Trump has already been on defense, tweeting Monday morning that Flynn was granted security clearances during the Obama administration, when Flynn headed the Defense Intelligence Agency.
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