Former White House advisor Michael Flynn had Obama White House authorization to talk to the Russian Ambassador. That tidbit just came from the Trump White House. Mr. Flynn is presently working a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the charges that he lied to the FBI.
Even with all these disclosures, there is still no evidence of any collusion with the Russians by the Trump campaign. As far as Obama giving the go-ahead for contact with the Russians, that one already is being denied by some Obama staffers. Here is what is known today.
As Written By Max Greenwood for The Hill:
The White House said on Friday that it was the Obama administration that authorized former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during President Trump’s transition, according to CNN.
Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Kislyak in the month before Trump took office, the first current or former Trump White House official brought down by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.
Court records indicate that his communications with Kislyak were directed by a Trump transition official, with multiple news outlets reporting that official was Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
“They are saying here at the White House that Flynn’s conversations with Sergey Kisylak were quote ‘authorized’ by the Obama administration,” CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said.
“We should point out, that is something that we have not heard before in terms of a defense from this White House,” he said.
A senior WH official told CNN that the Obama admin “authorized” Flynn’s conversation with Kislyak. But former DNI Clapper just told CNN that’s……..
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