Us intelligence has conducted an investigation of alleged ties between the national security adviser of the new President of the USA Michael Flynn and Russia. This writes The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing informed sources.
The timing of the investigation and its outcome, according to the publication, unknown. Special services were set a task to find out the nature of Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials and their degree of legality.
The key issue was the phone conversations of Advisor to Donald trump with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Kislyak Sergey held at the end of December. In addition, the subject of the investigation were earlier contacts Flynn with representatives of the Russian authorities.
In the administration of Donald trump, commenting on this information, stated that not aware of the investigation. “We have absolutely no information on any investigation or even on the basis of this investigation,” said White house spokesman Sarah Sanders.
On 14 January it became known that Flynn and Kislyak five times and talked on the phone the day of the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions by the administration of Barack Obama, who was then President of the United States. Hand, according to the Agency, said it was 29 December 2016, and not a day earlier, as was stated by the representative of the transitional headquarters of the trump Sean Spicer. The Russian foreign Ministry refused to comment on the information.
December 29, the Obama administration announced sanctions against several Russian citizens and organizations, among which were the FSB and the General Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces (former GRU). In addition, Washington has declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats and ordered them and their families to leave the country within 72 hours. These measures, States associated with hacker attacks on American political institutions, which accused the Russian Federation.
Moscow consistently denies any involvement in cyber aggression. Vladimir Putin refused to answer Washington in the same way to send from Russia American diplomatic representatives.