Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for national security adviser, "inappropriately shared" classified information with foreign governments, a 2010 military investigation concluded.
The finding, first reported by The Washington Post, contradicts Flynn's previous account of the incident, in which he told the newspaper in August that he had permission to share the material related to CIA activities.
The documents, obtained by the Post under the Freedom of Information Act, do not describe what exactly Flynn shared or with whom while he was the top military intelligence officer in Afghanistan.
Flynn told the Post he did nothing wrong but the Army documents say the investigation determined that Flynn did not have permission to share the secrets.
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During the presidential campaign Flynn frequently attacked Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, for mishandling classified material.