January 24, 2017

Report: Probe Of Michael Flynn’s Russia Phone Calls Found Nothing Illicit

Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was not the target of a counter-intelligence investigation of his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., contrary to reports on Sunday suggesting that he was, according to The Washington Post.

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Flynn’s phone calls on Dec. 29 with Sergey Kislyak were investigated by several intelligence community agencies, including the FBI. Details of the probe were not made clear in the report. The newspaper also reported that it was unclear whether the investigation was still ongoing.

But The Washington Post appears to have a different set of sources. And those government officials appear to have more information about the status of the probe.

According to The Post, the FBI reviewed intercepts of communications between Flynn and Kislyak “but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government.”

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