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Flynn, a former Trump security advisor, asked the Russian ambassador for “moderate reciprocity” with US sanctions.

May 30, 2020

Michael Flynn, former security advisor to US President Donald Trump, urged Russian Ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kisliak, to call for “moderate reciprocity” in Russia’s response to the Barack Obama executive’s sanctions in December 2016.

This is shown by released documents that the new director of National Intelligence, John Ratfcliffe, sent to the United States Congress this Friday.

The documents contain transcripts of phone calls from Flynn, who also assured Kisliak that he did not want the US and Russia to start an escalation from eye to eye after the sanctions, CNN Television reported.

Flynn, a former Trump security advisor, asked the Russian ambassador for “moderate reciprocity” with US sanctions.Flynn, a former Trump security advisor, asked the Russian ambassador for “moderate reciprocity” with US sanctions.

In a call from Kisliak to Flynn, the Russian ambassador to Washington also admitted that the Russian response to the sanctions, which did not escalate against the United States, was influenced by the previous conversation between them.