Michael Flynn Lied About Conversations With Russia During Transition
Overview of this ControversyDate Originated:
February of 2017Categories: Michael Flynn
& Donald TrumpNational Security Adviser Michael Flynn had a phone call with a high ranking Russian official during the Presidential transition and then lied about the topics that were discussed on the call to then Vice-President elect Mike Pence. Flynn claimed that he didn't discuss easing sanctions against Russia after Trump was sworn into office, but then backtracked and said that he couldn't remember if he did. Officials in the Justice Department warned the incoming Trump administration that Flynn was especially prone to blackmail, but those warnings were ignored.
Update: Flynn has resigned from his position as National Security Adviser.Source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/13/politics/michael-flynn-justice-department-warning/index.html