Newly released transcripts show incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn asking the Russian ambassador to the US in December 2016 not to “box us in” before Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Flynn’s request came after the Obama administration levied new sanctions against Russia as punishment for interfering in the 2016 US election.
Flynn told Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that depending on what actions the Obama administration took “over this current issue of the cyber stuff … what I would ask Russia to do is to not … to only make it reciprocal.”
He added: “When we come in, we can then have a better conversation about where, where we’re gonna go, uh, regarding uh, regarding our relationship.”
Flynn later admitted to lying to the FBI about that conversation with Kislyak. The conversation — and Flynn’s role in it — is also at the center of allegations from Trumpworld that the former national security adviser’s name was…

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