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National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say
By Greg Miller, Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima February 9 at 11:25 PM

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.


The talks were part of a series of contacts between Flynn and Kislyak that began before the Nov. 8 election and continued during the transition, officials said. In a recent interview, Kislyak confirmed that he had communicated with Flynn by text message, by phone and in person, but declined to say whether they had discussed sanctions.


“…that began before the Nov. 8 election…”

Yeah, think about that for a second.