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Michael T. Flynn

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/* The Lovinger case */
On May 1, 2017 Lovinger was notified that his Top-Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance had been suspended. Lovinger was the second Trump official to lose his security clearance. The loss of a security clearance is a significant matter as they are requirements for many senior positions. He was to return to the [[Pentagon]] immediately.<ref></ref>
In 2016 Lovinger had grown increasingly concerned over the ONA's use of outside contractors, due in part to the “problem of [[cronyism]]” and a growing “revolving door policy." Lovinger wrote an October 2016 email to ONA's new director, James H. Baker (DOD) who had recently been appointed by Obama's Defense Secretary. From Lovinger's October 2016 email: {{quotebox|“the moral hazard associated with the Washington Headquarters Services contracting with [[Stefan Halper]].”<ref></ref><ref></ref><br><br>Halper "was being used by [[Net Assessment]] to go out essentially and engage with foreign government [ [[GCHQ]] ] officials. As a contractor that’s totally illegal.”<ref></ref>}} Halper had been paid $1.06 million in contracts through five payments disbursements beginning in 2012.<ref></ref>
Lovinger was later exonerated. In that case, a DOD investigation found Lovinger did nothing wrong, yet a trial proceeded the following month anyway as the exculpatory ''Brady material'' was withheld. The findings of the DOD investigation in fact were altered by removing the word "not" where it said he "did not" leak information to the media.<ref></ref>
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