Sources with knowledge of GOP nominee Donald Trump’s campaign have revealed the New York businessman is contemplating asking retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to become his vice-presidential running mate for the November election.
Flynn, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and a veteran of the 1983 Invasion of Grenada, the 1991 intervention in Haiti, and who held intelligence positions throughout the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, has served as an adviser to Mr. Trump’s campaign guiding the real estate mogul on intelligence and foreign policy matters since early 2016.
General Flynn’s last position in government was Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 until his 2014 retirement from the military.
Although Flynn is a registered Democrat, it is unknown if the General holds any political ambitions.
The emergence of Flynn runs in concert with Trump’s consideration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Indiana Governor Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as a potential running mates.
[Reuters] [Photo courtesy CNN]