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Flynn Promised Russia Sanctions Were To Be 'Ripped Up,' Top House Democrat Says

According to an anonymous whistleblower, a business ally of Michael Flynn exulted at Flynn's promises about the end of sanctions, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said Wednesday.
Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Trump, leaves following a plea hearing at the federal court house in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 1, 2017. Source: Chip Somodevilla

Sanctions on Russia were to be "ripped up" early in the Trump administration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn said on Inauguration Day, according to new information released Wednesday.

The new details suggest that President Trump and his aides not only were amenable to new negotiations with Russia about its bilateral relationship with the U.S — despite its

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