Trump denies collusion with Russia after the indictment of an ex-adviser
President Donald Trump speaks at the Oval Office of the White House, on November 30 in Washington
US President Donald Trump insisted on Saturday that there was no collusion between his election team and Russia during the White House campaign.
“No collusion,” Trump told reporters, a day after his former Homeland Security adviser, retired General Michael Flynn, pledged to cooperate in investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 US election, which is headed by the prosecutor. special Robert Mueller.
Flynn, 58, was charged with offering “false testimony” in “an issue under the jurisdiction of a branch of the executive branch of the US government,” according to the Justice Department.
Flynn’s admission of guilt is a consequence of the investigation conducted by Mueller on the possible collusion between the Trump committee and Russian officials during the presidential election last year.
In December 2016, when he had already been selected by Trump to be National Security Advisor in the government in formation, Flynn maintained contact with the then Russian ambassador.
In that conversation, Flynn discussed with Kislyak the need to avoid an escalation of tensions between Washington and Moscow in the wake of the sanctions that the Government of President Barack Obama was still imposing on Russia at that time.