US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

19 May 2017

Focus turns to Michael Flynn’s work for Turkey, Russia

The decision came 10 days before Donald Trump had been sworn in as president, in a conversation with President Barack Obama’s national  security adviser, Susan Rice, who had explained the Pentagon’s plan to retake the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa with Syrian Kurdish forces whom the Pentagon considered the U.S.’s most effective military partners. Obama’s national security team had decided to ask for Trump’s sign-off, since the plan would all but certainly be executed after Trump had become president. Flynn didn’t hesitate. According to timelines distributed by members of Congress in the weeks since, Flynn told Rice to hold off, a move that would delay the military operation for months.
The decision came 10 days before Donald Trump had been sworn in as president, in a conversation with President...

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