US President-elect Donald Trump (L) stands with Trump National Security Adviser Lt. General Michael Flynn (R) at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where he is holding meetings on December 21, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

CIA secrets were shared with former national security adviser Michael Flynn despite concerns among senior officials that Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail from Russians, according to a new report.
The New York Times on Tuesday reported that officials at the FBI, CIA and the Justice Department considered Flynn to be at risk of being blackmailed, but CIA Director Mike Pompeo continued to share sensitive information with him.
The embattled Flynn blamed his resignation on the “fast pace of events” that led him to “inadvertently” give Vice President Pence and others “incomplete information” about his phone conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.
Pence had defended Flynn’s contacts with Russia, and when it became clear the national security adviser had not been forthcoming, serious questions were raised about his ability to keep his job.
Flynn has since become a major part of investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller and the House and …
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