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REVEALED: Michael Flynn would have required additional vetting under Trump than what Spicer claimed Obama did

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Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn’s position as the National Security Advisor would have required additional vetting for his top secret clearance, but it’s unclear if President Donald Trump’s administration did it.

Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed former President Barack Obama’s administration for giving a security clearance to Flynn but Flynn’s top clearance was revoked when he was “allowed to retire” in 2014. Any additional access would have come at the request of Trump or never happened at all.

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CNN’s Jim Sciutto reported that Flynn was warned to stop taking foreign money, but he didn’t. He also revealed that Flynn would have received additional vetting in his new position.

“The most senior national security officials go through additional vetting when they take positions in the White House,” Sciutto said. “That the responsibility of the new administration. The Trump administration.”

If Spicer was correct and the Trump administration didn’t vet Flynn because he had been vetted under Obama in 2015 it reveals either incompetence or culpability. If Flynn was vetted it raises questions as to why the Trump administration found it acceptable for Flynn to break the rules and possibly even the law.

The Pentagon announced this week that it’ll do additional probes into Flynn.

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News UK opposition chief Corbyn ‘sorry’ for election wipeout

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Britain's main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised Sunday for waging a disastrous campaign that handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month.

But the veteran socialist defended his far-left platform and blamed the media for helping relegate his century-old party to its worst performance since before World War II.

"I will make no bones about it. The election result on Thursday was a body blow for everyone who so desperately needs real change in our country," Corbyn wrote in the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

"I wanted to unite the country that I love but I'm sorry that we came up short and I take my responsibility for it."

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The real outrage of the Afghanistan war papers that no one wants to talk about

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On Monday, December 9, The Washington Post released a confidential trove of 2,000 pages of government documents that revealed that senior U.S. officials repeatedly failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan. They document in detail a practice of lying, deception and whitewashing that covered up unmistakable evidence that the war had no grand plan, no end in sight and no consistent leadership.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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How Michael Bloomberg made life worse for the poor in New York

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Death catches us the way we live.

So it was last week in a lower Manhattan subway station that serves the financial district when Shamari Anderson, a homeless 2-year old boy, was struck and killed by an uptown 2 train during the evening holiday rush.

This article first appeared on Salon

According to press accounts, his 20-year-old mother was juggling bags from the Dollar Store when she put her son down to fix his clothes. In an instant, the high energy toddler escaped her grasp and was struck by the subway.

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