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Russia recalls its ambassador to US amid election investigation
10:45, 27 June 2017
Russia recalls its ambassador to US amid election investigation

Kislyak is one of the key figures in the investigation of case on Russia’s interference with American elections

10:45, 27 June 2017

Embassy of the Russian Federation

Kremlin has decided to recall Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak who is a key person in case on interference of the Russian to the US elections of 2016. This was reported by the BuzzFeedNews agency with reference to three anonymous sources.

The decision to bring Kislyak back to Russia comes amid investigations by the FBI and Congress into the 66-year-old diplomat’s contacts with President Donald Trump’s top aides during the 2016 presidential campaign.

According to the agency, the US–Russia Business Council, however, is hosting a going away party for the ambassador on July 11 at the St. Regis Hotel.

As Kislyak’s associations came under intensifying scrutiny in recent weeks, an array of politicians in both parties tripped over themselves in trying to deny any past contacts with Kislyak, whose meetings with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn have become a central source of intrigue in the broader Russia probe. All three men failed to report their meetings or conversations with the Russian ambassador at various times. At one point, the intrigue spread beyond the Trump camp — in late April, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed she’d never met Kislyak shortly before photos surfaced of her meeting with him alongside other lawmakers in 2010.

As a result, Kislyak has been labeled everything from “spymaster,” to “typhoid Mary,” to “the most radioactive man in Washington.”

Related: US Attorney General admits to talk with Russian Ambassador about Ukraine

As it was reported earlier Trump’s Attorney hid his contacts with Russian ambassador. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose his two meetings with Russia’s representative, reported The Washington Post.

Related: Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies in New York

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