White House rocked by Flynn’s overtures to Russia

Foreign Policy reports: Bombshell revelations about National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s potentially illegal conversations with the Russian ambassador have sullied his credibility, jeopardized his status in the White House, and fueled suspicions that the Trump administration is intent on appeasing a resurgent Moscow.

The episode — in which Flynn reportedly chatted with the Russian ambassador about the possibility of lifting sanctions on Moscow before President Donald Trump took office — reinforces growing concerns among lawmakers in Congress and European allies about Trump’s apparently unshakable affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

With Flynn already mired in a power struggle with the president’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and other officials, the embarrassing incident threatens to further undercut his influence and bolster Bannon’s role. [Continue reading…]

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2 thoughts on “White House rocked by Flynn’s overtures to Russia

  1. Dieter Heymann

    Alarming as Flynn’s alleged statements to the Russian ambassador may be, his greatest danger is his support for a possible military action against Iran.

  2. Kader Nahaboo


    Has any country situated in the “back yard” of of Washington felt any sense of “security” from the latter since the end of WWII?

    What are the conceptual and operational ideas of Democracy according to Washington?

    Are the Americans (the People of that splendid land) feeling genuinely weary of their present government?

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