Michael Flynn’s son rages at The Washington Post over reporting on mishandling of classified info

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The son of President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser raged on Twitter at The Washington Post on Wednesday over a story about his father’s sharing of classified information.

The Post reported Wednesday that while Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn was serving as US military intelligence chief in Afghanistan, an investigation found him to have “inappropriately” shared classified information with foreign military officers.

Flynn was not disciplined or reprimanded after the investigation was finished, according to The Post.

Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr., protested the story on Twitter, calling it “fake news” and referring to The Post as the “Compost.”

It’s unclear what classified information Flynn shared, but sources familiar with the investigation told The Post that he was accused of telling allies about what other US agencies like the CIA were doing in Afghanistan.

A top surrogate for Trump, Flynn often attacked Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail over her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.