Quoted in Trump Appoints Michael Flynn, Mike Pompeo To Key National Security Posts. (NPR, 11/18/2016)
But things did not go smoothly after President Obama put him in charge of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012. Two years later, amid sharp differences over Islamist insurgencies and a reportedly chaotic management style, Flynn was out. Though a registered Democrat, Flynn joined the Trump campaign. And at this year's GOP convention, he let loose against what he called the last eight years of Obama-Clinton failures.