WASHINGTON: National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s political future was thrown into serious doubt, when the White House said President Donald Trump was “evaluating” the aide’s contacts with the Russian government.
At Trump’s behest, press secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement saying that the president was looking into Flynn’s private discussions with Moscow’s ambassador to Washington and subsequent actions.
Flynn — the former head of defense intelligence whose encounters with Russian President Vladimir Putin have already drawn criticism — is accused of discussing the Obama administration’s election-hacking-related sanctions with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Flynn had initially claimed he did not discuss sanctions, prompting Vice President …read more
Source: The Manila Times