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Whistleblower who approached Rep. Cummings claims Flynn promised Russian sanctions would be 'ripped up'

Whistleblower who approached Rep. Cummings claims Flynn promised Russian sanctions would be 'ripped up'

President Donald J. Trump’s former national security adviser told a business associate that U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia would be “ripped up” by the new administration, according to a whistleblower account made public Wednesday in a letter written by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.

Michael T. Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI, was communicating with former business associates “within minutes” of Trump’s inauguration, according to the letter — reassuring them Russian investments would soon be available as the Trump administration lifted sanctions.

The allegation — which suggests the Trump administration was eager to lift sanctions imposed by President...

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