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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:31 PM

Flynn was warned by Trump transition officials about contacts with Russian ambassador

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by senior members of President Trumpís transition team about the risks of his contacts with the Russian ambassador weeks before the December call that led to Flynnís forced resignation, current and former U.S. officials said.

Flynn was told during a late November meeting that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyakís conversations were almost certainly being monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies, officials said, a caution that came a month before Flynn was recorded discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with Kislyak, suggesting that the Trump administration would reevaluate the issue.

Officials were so concerned that Flynn did not fully understand the motives of the Russian ambassador that the head of Trumpís national security council transition team asked Obama administration officials for a classified CIA profile of Kislyak, officials said. The document was delivered within days, officials said, but it is not clear that Flynn ever read it.

The previously undisclosed sequence reveals the extent to which even some Trump insiders were troubled by the still-forming administrationís entanglements with Russia and its enthusiasm for a friendly relationship with the Kremlin.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/flynn-was-warned-by-trump-transition-officials-about-contacts-with-russian-ambassador/2017/05/05/b552c832-3192-11e7-8674-437ddb6e813e_story.html?utm_term=.ffd9c62a8f05&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bnation&wpmk=1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 08:34 PM

1. And (supposedly) nobody clued in Pence?

Bullshit.

Why the hell did they nominate him as NSA and permit him access to our most classified information if they knew he was compromised?

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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:59 PM

2. But Obama Vetted Him...

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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:57 PM

3. Another link

Hat tip, "BeccaM", who commented in this thread at JoeMyGod: Russian State Outlet Denied Congressional Press Pass

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

By JULIE PACE
Today

WASHINGTON (AP) ó In late November, a member of Donald Trumpís transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Kislyak, Russiaís ambassador to the United States?

Marshall Billingslea, a former Pentagon and NATO official, wanted the information for his boss, Michael Flynn, who had been tapped by Trump to serve as White House national security adviser. Billingslea knew Flynn would be speaking to Kislyak, according to two former Obama administration officials, and seemed concerned Flynn did not fully understand he was dealing with a man rumored to have ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

To the Obama White House, Billingsleaís concerns were startling: a member of Trumpís own team suggesting the incoming Trump administration might be in over its head in dealing with an adversary.
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In the following weeks, the Obama White House would grow deeply distrustful of Trumpís dealing with the Kremlin and anxious about his teamís ties. The concern ó compounded by surge of new intelligence, including evidence of multiple calls, texts and at least one in-person meeting between Flynn and Kislyak ó would eventually grow so great Obama advisers delayed telling Trumpís team about plans to punish Russia for its election meddling. Obama officials worried the incoming administration might tip off Moscow, according to one Obama adviser.
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Associated Press writer Eileen Sullivan contributed to this report.

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