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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:31 PM

Flynn was warned by Trump transition officials about contacts with Russian ambassador [View all]

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.


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