Became known the details of the negotiations and Flynn Kislyak
Michael Flynn, who served as Advisor to the elected President of Donald trump, was asked in December 2016, the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak, Russia has taken few steps on the principle of reciprocity in response to a campaign to pressure the Obama administration, according to transcripts of conversations Flynn and Kislyak published on Friday.
The leakage of conversations of Flynn and Kislyak appeared in the "Russian case", when Russia is accused of meddling in elections, which Moscow denies, and in "cahoots" with trump that deny not only the Kremlin but in the White house. Spectacular Robert Mueller at the end of a two-year investigation confirmed the accusations of "interference", but did not confirm the theory of "conspiracy". Talking Flynn Kislyak was intercepted by U.S. intelligence and published on Friday in the form of a paraphrase with separate quotes with a number of gaps.
In the transcript of a conversation from December 29, 2016, Flynn asks "transfer Moscow" that the outgoing Obama administration to be thwarted in her desire to deprive the new administration of trump freedom of maneuver. He mentions the claims to Russia on the alleged attacks in cyberspace, which Moscow denied, and the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Washington, which has taken the Obama administration.
"I know that you need to take certain actions, asking Russia to take only the response. Don't go further than already gone, because I don't want us in a situation of escalating response. Understand me?" says Flynn.
Kislyak said that Flynn understands, but asks to take into account the feelings of Moscow, stated in documents, but without supporting citations.
"I know, believe me! I really appreciate it," says Flynn in response.
He reiterated the request for a moderate response and says that if Russia sent 60 American diplomats, "we will close the Embassy."
In response to Kislyak asks, does the inclusion in the list of American sanctions, the GRU and the FSB that the US no longer want to cooperate with Russia on combating terrorism (the words of the dubious us intelligence again paraphrased, not quoted). "Yes, Yes," answers Flynn, apparently referring to leaving the Obama administration.
The next day after the conversation, 30 December 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow until will not be the United States to respond to the closure of the Russian diplomatic residences and the expulsion of 35 diplomats. Putin said that Russia will not fall to the level of the "kitchen" of diplomacy and will take further steps based on the actions of future administrations trump.
Subsequent events contradicted the theory of "collusion" Russia with trump. In 2017 the U.S. Congress passed, and trump signed a law tightening sanctions against Russia. Moscow in the answer has demanded to reduce number of employees of American diplomatic missions and denied access to the Embassy houses and warehouses, by analogy with the measures of the Obama administration in 2016. In response, the administration trump demanded to close the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and the Russian trade representation in Washington and new York. And in 2018, the US sent from 60 Russian diplomats and closed the Consulate in Seattle. In response Russia sent 60 American diplomats and closed the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg.