- In Nov. 2016, then-Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak “floated” the idea of having “Russian generals” brief the Trump transition team on the situation in Syria in a meeting with Jared Kushner and incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn. The idea fell apart once Flynn explained that the transition did not have a secure communications line and the ambassador rejected Flynn’s proposal for a briefing at the Russian Embassy (Vol. 1, p. 160);
- Flynn called Kislyak on Dec. 29, 2016, the day after the Obama administration announced new sanctions on Russia, to discuss the sanctions, counterterrorism and “Russia’s views about the Middle East.” (Vol. 1, p. 171).
- The only mentions of Turkey are in relation to Flynn’s lobbying law violations (Vol. 1, p. 183 and Vol. 2, Appendix D-1).
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