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16 Mar 2017 – Flynn was paid by Russia’s top cybersecurity firm while he still had top-secret security clearance

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn was paid $11,250 by Russia’s top cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky, in 2015, according to new documents obtained and published by the Congressional Oversight Committee on Thursday. Flynn was also paid $11,250 by the Russian charter cargo airline Volga-Dnepr Airlines, according to the documents. Flynn was paid for his work with both companies

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10 Mar 2017 – Top Democrat sent letter to Mike Pence in November warning of Michael Flynn’s Turkey lobbying

In an interview with Fox on Thursday night, Vice President Mike Pence said he was not aware, and that he only heard about it as reports surfaced on Thursday that Flynn had registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department earlier this week. … But Rep. Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee

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09 Mar 2017 – Trump unaware that Michael Flynn was a ‘foreign agent’, Sean Spicer says

Donald Trump was unaware his former national security adviser Michael Flynn was working as a “foreign agent” when he gave him the job, according to his press secretary. “I don’t believe that was known,” said Sean Spicer, when asked by reporters at his regular press briefing on Thursday. … On Wednesday, it was revealed that

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27 Feb 2017 – Spicer arranged CIA, GOP intelligence push-back

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer personally picked up the phone and connected outside officials with reporters to try to discredit a New York Times article about Trump campaign aides’ contact with Russia, then remained on the line for the brief conversations Intelligence officials from the Obama administration said it’s rare for the CIA director

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20 Feb 2017 – President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

President Trump has announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. McMaster will replace retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after revelations that he had misled top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The president made the

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16 Feb 2017 – Flynn in FBI interview denied discussing sanctions with Russian ambassador

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications collected by intelligence agencies, current and former U.S. officials said. The Jan. 24

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16 Feb 2017 – Trump’s pick to replace Flynn turns down offer

President Trump’s pick to replace his former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the president he could not accept the position, according to reports Thursday. Retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward cited “financial and family issues that would have been challenging in this position” in explaining his decision to decline the offer. “Like all service members understand,

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13 Feb 2017 – Flynn Resigns Amid Russia Controversy

11:04 p.m. National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.  / Flynn’s departure less than one month into the Trump administration marks an extraordinarily early shakeup in the president’s senior team of advisers. Flynn was a loyal Trump supporter throughout

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13 Feb 2017 – Trump is ‘evaluating situation’ about Flynn, spokesman says

The White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive personnel matter, said Flynn now says he may have discussed sanctions, but cannot be 100% certain. Despite the intense speculation about Flynn’s future, no questions about Flynn were asked during the news conference Monday between Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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13 Jan 2017 – Trump aide in frequent contact with Russian envoy

President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior U.S. official said Friday. After initially denying that Michael Flynn and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak spoke Dec. 29,

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