Trump’s nat sec advisor Michael Flynn has been in frequent contact with Russia
The Obama administration has been informed of yet another murky connection between the incoming Trump administration and Russia. According to the Associated Press, the president-elect’s designated national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, has been in frequent contact with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Flynn reportedly called Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on the same day President Obama booted 35 Russian officials from the U.S. in retaliation for the Kremlin hacking the election.
According to The Washington Post, Flynn’s actions are deemed illegal, i.e. contacting a foreign dignitary to attempt to influence another state while it remains in dispute with the U.S. Washington Post writer David Ignatius questioned if the call was an attempt to “undercut” Obama’s sanctions in the wake of Trump. Even if the call wasn’t a violation of the Logan Act, it doesn’t look good considering all the other questionable circumstances suggesting that President-elect Trump is essentially a Russian intelligence asset.
Trump spokesperson Sean Spicer denied that the call took place on the Obama imposed sanctions on Russia and said it actually happened on December 28, the day prior. “The call centered around the logistics of setting up a call with the president of Russia and the president-elect after he was sworn in, and they exchanged logistical information on how to initiate and schedule that call,” said Spicer. “That was it, plain and simple.”
Reporter Laura Rozen pointed out that one thing that is true in the unverified dossier of intelligence memos obtained by BuzzFeed News is that, in 2015, Flynn appeared at a Russia Today gala on the Kremlin’s state run news agency’s dime.
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) January 13, 2017
As far as we know, Flynn hasn’t pissed on anyone or paid anyone to piss on him or anyone else.