RSN Fundraising Banner
FB Share
Email This Page
add comment
Print

Excerpt: "Michael Flynn, the National Security Adviser to President Trump, has been under investigation-and possibly still is-for what has been described as his 'repeated contacts' with a Russian official, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday."

Mike Flynn. (photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Mike Flynn. (photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)


Report: Michael Flynn Under Investigation for Russia Ties

By The Daily Beast

23 January 17

 

ichael Flynn, the National Security Adviser to President Trump, has been under investigation—and possibly still is—for what has been described as his “repeated contacts” with a Russian official, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Flynn’s communications have been under scrutiny by the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department as part of a counterintelligence probe into ties between the Kremlin and Trump’s team, according to the report. The investigation stems from reports that surfaced this month about the retired general making phone calls to Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak on the very same day the Obama administration announced new sanctions against Russia. While a spokesman for Trump dismissed the phone call as nothing more than a diplomatic formality, sources cited by the Journal say the investigation concerns “repeated contacts” between Flynn and Kislyak, and prior conversations with Russian figures. No further details have been released, and it’s unclear if the investigation is still ongoing. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Sunday that the Trump administration has “absolutely no knowledge of any investigation or even a basis for such an investigation.” Flynn is not the only member of Trump’s team to face scrutiny for rubbing elbows with Russian officials. Trump seems to have surrounded himself by cheerleaders for Moscow and figures with past business dealings there, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and advisers Roger Stone and Carter Page.


e-max.it: your social media marketing partner
 

Comments   

A note of caution regarding our comment sections:

For months a stream of media reports have warned of coordinated propaganda efforts targeting political websites based in the U.S., particularly in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

We too were alarmed at the patterns we were, and still are, seeing. It is clear that the provocateurs are far more savvy, disciplined, and purposeful than anything we have ever experienced before.

It is also clear that we still have elements of the same activity in our article discussion forums at this time.

We have hosted and encouraged reader expression since the turn of the century. The comments of our readers are the most vibrant, best-used interactive feature at Reader Supported News. Accordingly, we are strongly resistant to interrupting those services.

It is, however, important to note that in all likelihood hardened operatives are attempting to shape the dialog our community seeks to engage in.

Adapt and overcome.

Marc Ash
Founder, Reader Supported News

 
+3 # HowardMH 2017-01-23 11:55
Did Flynn get caught in saying a falsehood or was it an Alternate fact? In either case it is not a problem for the Orange Headed Idiot.
 
 
+5 # video4315 2017-01-23 12:38
This smells as though Trump has left the outhouse door ajar. Trump's pro-Putin, pro-Russian comments throughout the campaign are very suspect and were reinforced by his tirades against the intelligence agencies for the allegations of Russia's election meddling.
 
 
0 # DongiC 2017-01-24 17:25
What country does Flynn favor most? the US or Russia, About time we learned where a number of Trump's close aides stand. After all, it's only a nation at stake.
 

THE NEW STREAMLINED RSN LOGIN PROCESS: Register once, then login and you are ready to comment. All you need is a Username and a Password of your choosing and you are free to comment whenever you like! Welcome to the Reader Supported News community.

RSNRSN