CABINET/MICHAEL FLYNN/SECURITY ADVISER/RUSSIA: "Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser is facing new scrutiny over his ties to Russia after the president-elect’s aides confirmed he communicated with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. as the White House prepared new sanctions on Russia.
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump’s pick for national security adviser, exchanged calls and text messages with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak as the White House planned to announce the new sanctions on Dec. 29, said Sean Spicer, a spokesman for Mr. Trump’s transition team. The sanctions were in response to Moscow’s alleged cyberattacks in the 2016 election."

 – “Michael Flynn’s Contact With Russian Ambassador Draws Scrutiny,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan 14. 2017, Paul Sonne and Shane Harris, 1/14/2017

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