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Firm denies Flynn inauguration texts about nuke reactor

WASHINGTON / December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A firm that once hired Michael Flynn denies he sent text messages during President Donald Trump’s inauguration vowing that U.S. sanctions against Russia would be “ripped up” so a Russia-backed nuclear reactor in the Middle East could proceed. But the firm cited only one set of cellphone records, … Continue reading Firm denies Flynn inauguration texts about nuke reactor

Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn

WASHINGTON /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Lobbing new criticism at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said Monday he feels “very badly” for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on the president’s behalf. “I think it’s … Continue reading Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

WASHINGTON/June 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide. The aide said the committee’s investigators immediately began reviewing the information to determine … Continue reading Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

WASHINGTON/May 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned. Flynn’s decision Tuesday came as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, rejected a House intelligence committee request for … Continue reading AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

WASHINGTON/May 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions … Continue reading AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

WASHINGTON/May 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Barack Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to serve as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials said Monday, underscoring the depths of the outgoing White House’s concern about the man Trump would ultimately fire. In an Oval Office meeting with Trump two days … Continue reading Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

WASHINGTON/May 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she expressed alarm to the White House about President Donald Trump’s national security adviser’s contacts with the Russian ambassador, which could contradict how the administration has characterized her counsel. Yates is expected to recount in … Continue reading AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

WASHINGTON/April 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump’s ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network. At the same time, documents released by the top Democrat on a House oversight committee showed … Continue reading Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn