44th US President Barack Obama warned his successor Donald trump from the appointment of Michael Flynn’s adviser on national security. This was announced on 8 may, Reuters and the Associated Press with links to several former employees of the Obama administration, who requested anonymity.
CNN said that Obama met with trump at the White house November 10, two days after the election. In that conversation the President expressed concerns about working with Flynn due to the fact that his name figured in the investigation of the alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections. This fact, and not the dismissal of Flynn in 2014 from the post of chief of military intelligence in the Pentagon called Obama a doubt, according to sources.
The American media reacted to the publications in the post trump on Twitter, in which the President commented on Flynn’s dismissal from the post of national security Advisor because of his ties with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Trump has accused the Obama administration in the opening of the Flynn’s access to classified information during his work at the Pentagon.
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
08 may 2017, 11:57
In addition, trump has offered to enquire about the source of classified information in the media from former U.S. attorney General Sally Yates, who in January of this year, told the legal counsel Donald Makhanu contacts Michael Flynn with the Russian Ambassador.
In February, trump said that he has no information about conversations Flynn Kislyak, and promised to investigate the matter. Soon after it became known about the resignation of Flynn.
9 Feb newspaper the Wasington Post reported that Flynn in December 2016 discussed with the dubious anti-Russian sanctions. Advisor to trump on national security have tried to persuade Russia “not to overreact” in retaliation to the sanctions imposed by Obama just before leaving office.
25 Jan broadcaster NBC, citing sources reported that the FBI wiretap of the Russian Ambassador and adviser to trump, but not found in the content of “anything untoward”. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that this information did not surprise Moscow.
In January it was also reported that Flynn and Kislyak talked on the phone five times December 29 — the day of the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions by the Obama administration. Then the U.S. authorities took the decision within 72 hours 35 to expel Russian diplomats, as well as close access to two objects used by them. The White house claim that such measures were “a response to the oppression of the American diplomatic representatives in Moscow from the Russian authorities.”
Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in the electoral campaign in the United States. In the Kremlin these charges are consistently rejected.