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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:33 PM

Breaking: Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

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.

The request now stands out as a warning signal for Obama officials who would soon see Flynnís contacts with the Russian spiral into a controversy that would cost him his job and lead to a series of shocking accusations hurled by Trump against his predecessorís administration.

More: https://apnews.com/b109774705594ae887a86b337c444e6b/Trump-transition-raised-flags-about-Flynn-Russia-contacts

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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:37 PM

1. Trump transition staffers copied "highly sensitive documents" & removed them from their [presumably

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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:43 PM

3. Trump team copied documents and removed them from SCIF

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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:00 PM

4. Interesting

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