Michael Flynn in visit hit with Russia’s envoy to U.S.
A comparison U.S. central says a Obama administration is wakeful of visit contacts between President-elect Donald Trump’s tip inhabitant confidence confidant and Russia’s envoy to a United States, and Trump transition orator Sean Spicer suggested what was talked about on some of a calls.
The administration central pronounced a contacts happened on a day President Obama diminished dozens of Russian officials from a U.S. and imposed sanctions as punishment for election-related hacking, Dec. 29.
The Washington Post’s David Ignatius first reported in a mainstay Friday that Trump confidant Michael Flynn “phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29.” An central told a Associated Press that a administration is also wakeful of contacts between Trump confidant Flynn and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during other times as well.
During a phone call Friday morning, Trump transition orator Sean Spicer pronounced that Flynn had contacted a Russia’s envoy on Dec. 25 to wish him a Merry Christmas. Spicer also mentioned another hit on Dec. 28, that was a day before a sanctions were announced. He pronounced that on Dec. 28, Flynn texted and called Kislyak to plead a logistics of environment adult a phone call between a president-elect and Russian President Vladimir Putin after Inauguration.
An refurbish published in a Washington Post, citing a Trump official, pronounced Flynn spoke to Kislyak by phone before a sanctions were announced, and a review did not cover a sanctions. The Trump central after told a Post that Flynn voiced condolences to Kislyak over a assassination of a Russian envoy to Turkey on Dec. 19 and afterwards done a second call on Dec. 28 to demonstrate condolences for a pile-up of a Russian craft roving to Syria and to set adult a call with Putin.
CBS News’ Steve Chaggaris contributed to this report.
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