Trump Considering Retired General Michael Flynn as Potential Running Mate

"I think she will be", he said on CNN's "Situation Room". While the Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to recommend criminal charges against Clinton for using an unsecured email server and deleting thousands of work-related emails, Director James Comey reserved harsh criticism for the presidential hopeful, saying she was "extremely careless" with security while contradicting her claims that she did not send or receive classified information from her unsecured email account.

Observing that America's police and law enforcement personnel are what separates civilisation from total chaos and the destruction of the country, Trump said it?s time to "immediately end" the hostility against police and against all members of law enforcement.

Flynn, 57, has held some of the top positions in military intelligence and has been an informal advisor to Trump.

He has spoken in the past about wanting the United States to work more closely with Russian Federation to resolve global security issues.

Flynn said it was "amazing" to be considered for Trump's second-in-command, without committing to taking the role if offered.

But another name that is frequently mentioned is lesser known: retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn.

Asked about one of Trump's main issues, immigration, Flynn said he supports the idea of stepped-up deportation: "If they're here illegally, then it's illegal". "If people are serious about it, you know, I have to be serious about it", said Flynn, who said the USA was "going in the wrong direction".

Flynn went on ABC's This Week with Martha Raddatz on Sunday, where he may alienated some social conservatives with his stances on abortion and same-sex marriage.

"While there is no definite link between Clinton's drop in Florida and the U.S. Justice Department decision not to prosecute her for her handling of e-mails, she has lost ground to Trump on questions which measure moral standards and honesty", Brown said in comments accompanying the poll results. His choice is expected to be announced before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland on July 18. For the kid from, you know, a little town in the smallest state in the Union, Rhode Island, it's a pretty big deal, and I take it very seriously.

While Trump used his April foreign policy speech to rail against nation-building in the Middle East, Flynn has said the "military solution is not the end-all", advocating a nation-building effort akin to the 1990s global peacekeeping missions in the Balkans. "I do like the military, but I do very much like the political".

"Flynn, 56, is a registered Democrat in North Carolina and served under the Obama administration for a time, but the tenure wasn't without controversy".

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