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  • LATEST: Flynn Apologized to Pence Over Phone Call With Russian Ambassador

    02/13/2017 10:48:20 AM PST · by navysealdad · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 13, 2017
    National security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn apologized to Vice President Mike Pence for telling him that sanctions were not discussed in a pre-inauguration phone call with the Russian ambassador. Flynn has no plans to resign or give up his security clearance, Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported, citing a senior West Wing source.
  • CIA freezes out top Flynn aide

    02/11/2017 2:57:31 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2017 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Josh Dawsey
    A top deputy to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was rejected for a critical security clearance, effectively ending his tenure on the National Security Council and escalating tensions between Flynn and the intelligence community. The move came as Flynnís already tense relationships with others in the Trump administration and the intelligence community were growing more fraught after reports that Flynn had breached diplomatic protocols in his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. On Friday, one of Flynnís closest deputies on the National Security Council, senior director for Africa Robin Townley, was informed that the Central Intelligence Agency...
  • National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials

    02/10/2017 1:02:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2017 | Greg Miller, Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima
    National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that countryís ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said. Flynnís communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S. officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions that were being imposed by the Obama administration in late December to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election. Flynn on Wednesday denied that he...
  • Transcripts donít show Flynn made any promise to lift sanctions.

    02/13/2017 7:09:37 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | Byron York
    'Transcripts donít show Flynn made any promise to lift sanctions. Rather show Flynn making more general comments about relations improving.'