President Trump’s former aide had told lawmakers that she knew nothing of the national security adviser’s contacts with the Russian ambassador. But newly surfaced emails undermine her assertion.
President Trump’s former national security adviser admitted lying to the F.B.I. What is notable is what he was not charged with.
The documents made public on Friday show that the transition team knew that Mr. Flynn was going to be discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak.
As he closed in on the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Donald J. Trump named foreign policy advisers who are now under scrutiny for Russia ties.
As a Senate panel questions the attorney general on his role in the Russia inquiry, reports that he met the Russian ambassador a third time will almost certainly come up.
The attorney general is expected to face questions Tuesday over his interactions with Russian officials and role in the firing of James B. Comey as F.B.I. director.