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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:17 PM

Russian lawmakers rush to the defense of Trumps ex-national security adviser

MOSCOW ó Leading Russian lawmakers rushed to defend President Trumpís former national security adviser on Tuesday after he resigned amid furor over his misleading statements to senior White House officials, including Vice President Pence, about his contacts with Russia.

The heads of the foreign affairs committees in Russiaís upper and lower houses of parliament chalked up Michael Flynnís resignation to a dark campaign of Russophobia in Washington and said it would undermine relations between the White House and the Kremlin.

Flynn was accused of holding discussions over the U.S. sanctions regime against Russia with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump was sworn in as president last month.


Kurt Eichenwald‏ @kurteichenwald
Russian lawmakers are outraged that Flynn is out. That in itself is troubling.

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