Pence Said That Flynn Did Not Try To Hide Information About Contacts With The Former Russian Ambassador
US Vice-President Mike Pence believes that Michael Flynn, who was until February 2017 the assistant to the US leader for national security, did not try to hide information about his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, who at that time was the Russian Ambassador to Washington. Pence told reporters in Indiana on Thursday.
"I'm more inclined to believe it was unintentional than ever before," Bloomberg quoted him as saying. "If we talk about the offensive actions that were taken against him by employees of the US Department of Justice, this is a matter of deep concern," the Vice President added.
In February 2017, Flynn was forced to resign from the post of assistant to US President Donald Trump for national security because he allegedly did not fully inform Pence about conversations with Kislyak. Later, Flynn also pleaded guilty to hiding some information about contacts with Kislyak from the FBI. Flynn has not yet been sentenced. Earlier this week, court documents were published that show that the FBI actually framed Flynn and initially acted against him for political reasons.
Flynn's case is being considered as part of an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 us presidential election. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was involved in the proceedings for about two years. Trump and his key aides have repeatedly denied suspicions of any improper contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election campaign. Moscow has also repeatedly called baseless claims about attempts to influence the course of the US presidential election. On April 18, 2019, the US Justice Department released the final report of Mueller, in which the special Prosecutor admitted that the investigation did not reveal collusion between Trump and Moscow.