Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn said Sunday that U.S. counter-intelligence efforts should have targeted people like Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell — not himself and President Donald Trump.
“The counterintelligence effort, they should have been focused on Swalwell,” Flynn told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“We deserve accountability in these bureaucrats and these appointed officials in our government,” he said, noting that the legislative branch of government should be held to more accountability than it currently is.
“But we have, you know, people like Swalwell over there [who] has got this massive problem while the counterintelligence structure and system and leadership was focused on Mike Flynn and President Donald J. Trump.” (RELATED: Report: Professor Claims That China Has Long Had ‘Old Friends Who Are The Top Of America’s Core Inner Circle’)
“This is dangerous stuff. We are playing with fire right now,” Flynn stated.
Trump last month granted a presidential pardon to Flynn, who had initially pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said this month that the Chinese government actively attempts to attract allies in Congress as part of a “massive” campaign to gain influence over the United States.