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Moscow Prepares for More of the Same From Washington

MIN READFeb 15, 2017 | 03:35 GMT

Moscow Prepares for More of the Same From Washington
U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned from his post Feb. 13 after only 23 days in office following revelations that he misled U.S. officials about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the United States in December.

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Retired general and former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Michael Flynn will go down in history for serving the shortest tenure of any U.S. national security adviser to date. Flynn resigned Monday night after just 23 days in office, following revelations that he had misled White House and FBI officials about the details of phone calls he had with Russia's ambassador to the United States in December. The resignation marks the second time U.S. President Donald Trump has had to sacrifice a key personality from his team over allegations of untoward links to Russia. In August 2016, as signs of Russia's cyber operations against the Democratic National Committee began to emerge, Paul Manafort stepped down as Trump's campaign manager. (A federal investigation found that Manafort had ties to former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich and had allegedly accepted millions of dollars in cash payments for lobbying on behalf of Russian-backed officials and...

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