June 25, 2017

Intelligence Official: Transcripts Of Flynn's Calls Don't Show Criminal Wrongdoing

16 February 2017, 01:09 | Ignacio Smith

The comments followed a report that Flynn had discussed easing American sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election - and had misled the administration about his conversations with Moscow.

Flynn is the first senior government official to leave the Trump administration since the new leader took office in January.

Trump previously has criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as "obsolete" and raised concerns about the financial commitment of the US compared with other members. The Post reported that an official told them that either Flynn misled Pence or Pence misspoke.

Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2017.

Slutsky, who chairs the State Duma (lower house of parliament) Committee for Foreign Affairs, said that "the situation regarding US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation may have a damaging effect". The official said Pence was relying on information from Flynn when he went on television and denied that sanctions were discussed with Kislyak. But it emerged on Tuesday that Mr Trump kept his deputy, who publicly defended Mr Flynn, in the dark for two weeks. U.S. Department of Justice also allegedly tried to warn the Trump administration that Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians. Burr told reporters that he wanted to see the transcripts of the call but also commended Flynn for his military service and demurred on whether he wanted an investigation. "Vice President Pence relative to the conversation the vice president had with General Flynn and also speaking to various other people about what he considers the single most important subject there is, our national security", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said. Trump drew scrutiny after social media posts appeared to show Trump conducting national security business in an area accessible to the public.

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"I think everybody needs that investigation to happen", Blunt said on KTRS radio.

He directed other tweets focusing on whether it was the Obama administration that was "too soft" on Russian Federation and calling it "un-American" to leak classified information.

Spicer says the activity at dinner was "literally a discussion of logistics".

Schiff attributed the Flynn ordeal to a "dysfunctional White House overall" and said Trump's tweets are a "hugely disruptive force".

For the White House, the letter comes amid mounting questions over President Trump's connections to Russian Federation before his inauguration. He had come under fire for a phone conversation he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on December 29, the day the Obama administration announced sanctions on Russia for a cyber attack that took place during the US election.

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