VIDEO: When Obama’s State Dept Said There Was No Problem With Flynn Contacting Foreign Officials

Back in January, before Trump was sworn in and before Democrats had fully figured out their Russia conspiracy narrative, the Obama administration had no problem with Flynn or other members of the transition team speaking to people in other countries.

The Washington Examiner reported at the time:

State Department has ‘no problem’ with Trump team’s Russia contacts

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The State Department has “no problem” with President-elect Trump’s team communicating with Russia or other foreign leaders during the presidential transition.

“We stand ready, if they want to work through the State Department to contact some of these individuals, but we have no comment or no problem with them doing such [things] on their own,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

Michael Flynn, a retired general and Trump’s incoming national security advisor, reportedly called Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day that President Obama announced sanctions retaliating against Russia for the cyberattacks and leaks of Democratic documents during the 2016 presidential election.

Here’s a video of Toner’s remarks:

Here’s the dialogue:

Seems like it was no problem back then. So what changed?

 

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