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Probe of Flynn's Calls to Russian Ambassador Finds No Wrongdoing — So Far

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 10:25 AM

No evidence of wrongdoing has been uncovered so far in the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn's phone call with Russia's ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, CBS News reports.

Flynn has confirmed contact with high-ranking Russian officials, CBS News reported. However, investigators have been taking a close look at his calls to the Russian ambassador in Washington, according to the network news.

But sources tell CBS they have found no evidence of wrongdoing. Meanwhile the White House has denied any knowledge of the probe or any basis for it, the network news reported.

The call in question came the same day then-President Barack Obama expelled dozens of Russian diplomats and ordered sanctions in response to cyberattacks during the election, CBS reported.

"During the transition, I asked General Flynn that — whether or not there were any other conversations beyond the ambassador, and he said no," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday.

Spicer said the call between Flynn and the Russian ambassador covered the plane crash that took "their military choir;" Christmas greetings; discussions about a conference in Syria on Isis and setting up a call between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But CBS News reported the scope of the probe into associates of the Trump campaign appears to be widening.

"We'll be conducting our own investigation, just as the Senate will, and we're determined to follow the facts wherever they lead," the network quoted Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

The Washington Post also reported the FBI reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador and Flynn, but found no evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to Russia.

The calls were picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials and agents in the United States, which is one of the FBI's responsibilities, according to the newspaper sources.

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No evidence of wrongdoing has been uncovered so far in the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn's phone call with Russia's ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, CBS News reports.
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