Just last week, the New York Times reported that the FBI, CIA and other agencies were investigating the ties between top Trump advisers and Russia. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that yet another member of Trump’s inner circle is under investigation for his communications with Russia – this time, retired lieutenant general, and Trump National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.
As reported by Vanity Fair, “it is unclear when Flynn first came under scrutiny or whether the inquiry is ongoing, but a string of phone calls he allegedly made to the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, on December 29 has reportedly emerged as a central focus. The same day President Barack Obama hit Moscow with a series of retaliatory measures—including a new set of sanctions—for allegedly directing the series of high-profile cyber-attacks against the Democratic Party last year, Flynn allegedly placed a series of calls to Kislyak.”
Flynn’s ties to Russia were previously called into question when it was revealed that he was paid by RT – Russia’s state-run new service – to attend a gala alongside Russian President Vladmir Putin in 2015. The Trump administration has thus far denied any wrong-doing.