The WSJ learned about the fact of hiding Flynn contacts with Russian student


Former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn did not notify the Pentagon that talked with a student who has dual (Russian-British) citizenship, security conference in the UK in 2014, where he held the post of Director of the Intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense of the United States. About this newspaper The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation.

According to interlocutors of the newspaper, we are talking about the Cambridge seminar on exploration (Cambridge Intelligence Seminar), held in February 2014 and attended by former intelligence officers. There, according to the newspaper, Flynn spoke there with Svetlana lokhova from, which at that time was a student and studied the history of Russian intelligence.

The sources claim that Flynn did not notify employees of security service of the Pentagon about the conversation between him and lokhova from. As Director of the Intelligence Directorate of the US Department of defense Flynn had to inform Pentagon officials about his contacts with representatives of foreign countries, especially from the same “hostile countries” like Russia underline the interlocutors of the newspaper.

Flynn, who until mid-February held a post of the adviser of the President of the United States national security, was at the center of a scandal after it became known that he had concealed his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. The Washington Post initially wrote that Flynn privately for a month before the inauguration of Donald trump discussed the issue of sanctions with the Russian Ambassador in the United States Sergei Kislyak.

Sam Flynn initially, in conversations with colleagues in the White house denied that discussion of sanctions Kislyak. Later, he began to speak, he cannot say with absolute certainty whether you discussed during the conversation the subject of sanctions. !4 February amid this scandal, Flynn resigned.
  

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