CNN learned about the declarations of Russian officials about the effect on Flynn
The American CNN reported that Russian officials in private conversations boasted that we were able to establish a “strong relationship” with a former adviser to US President Donald trump by Michael Flynn. According to the channel, Flynn was seen by Russians as “allies”.
The channel claims that such conversations took place during the presidential campaign in 2016. It is noted that they “got to take care” of us intelligence officials. “What the Russians said about him (Flynn — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), was a concern of the highest degree”, — quotes the words of CNN your source. Another source of channel indicated that Flynn was treated as “the problem of national security.”
It is noted that the basis for such fears were intercepted by American special services of telephone conversations of representatives of Russia, who contacted Flynn for 2016 and perceived it as an “ally”. At the same time, CNN indicates that they admit that the degree of loyalty Flynn Moscow could be exaggerated. However, intelligence officials have tried to share with him confidential.
Also, the channel reported that after the introduction at the end of 2016, the outgoing US President Barack Obama’s sanctions against Russia due to “intervention in election” Flynn contacted the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak. He convinced the Ambassador that the trump would be “beneficial” to look at the background of the situation, if Russia will not take any retaliatory measures. 30 December the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has declared that is not going to expel us diplomats.
CNN also claims that Flynn has promised Kislyak, the new presidential administration “reconsider” the sanctions imposed by Obama against Russia in 2014.
May 19, Politico reported that trump believes the dismissal of Flynn’s mistake. According to sources the newspaper, the President of the United States within two days after the dismissal of his adviser acknowledged that he had to leave the post.
May 8, CNN reported that Obama warned his successor of trump from the appointment of Flynn’s adviser on national security.
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.
On 9 February, the Washington 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 allegations have been consistently rejected.