Read the military investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser

These documents by the U.S. Army summarize an investigation into then-Maj. Gen. Michael T. Flynn for unauthorized sharing of classified information with foreign officials. The investigation itself remains classified. The Post obtained the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

ADVERSE INFORMATION SUNIMARY

What he did: Major General (MG) Michael T. United States Army.

While serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, CJ -2, lntemational Security
Assistance Force. OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan. MG shared
United States classified information with various foreign military of?cers and/or of?cials in
Afghanistan without proper authorization.

The Commander, United States Central Command (CENTCOM), initiated an Army Regulation
(AR) 15-6 investigation upon receipt of a complaint from a Navy Intelligence Specialist that
MG inappropriately shared United States classi?ed information with various foreign
military of?cers and/or of?cials in Afghanistan. The inquiry was conducted by a properly
appointed of?cial and was thorough. The AR 15-6 found that some inappropriate sharing of
United States classi?ed information with various foreign military of?cers and/or of?cials
occurred as a result of MG guidance and actions. The AR 15-6 further found that the
sharing of classi?ed information was not done knowingly and that there was no actual or
potential damage to national security as a result of MG actions. The AR 15-6
investigation is classi?ed SECRET.

Department of Defense Inspector General completed an oversight review of the AR
l5-6 investigation and concurred with the ?ndings. recorded the substantiated allegation
that MG shared United States classi?ed information with various foreign military of?cers
and/or officials in Afghanistan without proper authorization.

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Army: There has been no action taken against MG

9512: The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the
General Counsel of the Department of Defense (GC. reviewed the summary of the
incident. The elected to support the nomination; the GC, asserted no legal
objection to the nomination.

Reasons for Supmrt:

The Department of the Army strongly supports the nomination of MG as Assistant
Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement. The Commander. CENT COM
reviewed the AR l5-6 investigation and noted the efforts to properly cleanse the foreign of?cer?s
read-books. He further stated that there was no evidence of senior of?cer misconduct, rather
there was keen attention to mission accomplishment in a coalition, combat environment. In light

of the mitigating and extenuating circumstances concerning the adverse information ascribed to
MG and MG exceptional qualifications and dedicated service, his nomination and
appointment to lieutenant general is fully supported and is the best interest of the Department of
Defense and the United States of America.

ADVERSE INFORMATION EXEQU LYE SUMMARY

Grade/Name/Service: Major General (MG) Michael T. United States Army

Adverse Information: While serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. CJ-Z.
lntemational Security Assistance Force, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan.
MG shared United States classi?ed information with various foreign military of?cers
and/or of?cials in Afghanistan without proper authorization.

Investigating Agency: United States Central Command The Investigations of
Senior Of?cial Directorate. Department of Defense Inspector General

Findings:

The Commander, CENTCOM initiated an Army Regulation (AR) I5-6 investigation upon
receipt of a complaint from a Navy Intelligence Specialist that MG inappropriately shared
United States classi?ed information with various foreign military of?cers and/or of?cials in
Afghanistan. The inquiry was conducted by a properly appointed of?cial and was thorough.

The AR 15-6 found that some inappropriate sharing of United States classi?ed information with
various foreign military of?cers and/or of?cials occurred as a result of MG guidance and
actions. The AR 15-6 further found that the sharing of classi?ed information was not done
knowingly and that there was no actual or potential damage to national security as a result of MG
actions. The AR 15-6 investigation is classi?ed SECRET.

completed an oversight review of the AR 15-6 investigation and concurred with the
?ndings. recorded the substantiated allegation that MG shared United States
classi?ed information with various foreign military of?cers and/or of?cials in Afghanistan
without proper authorization.

Action Taken: The CENT COM Commander determined no further action was warranted against
MG

Reasons for Supp_ort:

The Department of the Army strongly supports the nomination of MG as Assistant
Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement. The Commander, CENTCOM
reviewed the AR 15-6 investigation and noted the efforts to properly cleanse the foreign of?cer?s
read-books. He further stated that there was no evidence of senior of?cer misconduct, rather
there was keen attention to mission accomplishment in a coalition. combat environment.

In light of the mitigating and extenuating circumstances concerning the adverse information
ascribed to MG and MG exceptional quali?cations and dedicated service, his

nomination and appointment to lieutenant general is fully supported and is the best interest of the
Department of Defense and the United States of America.

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