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Flynn was warned about his Russia contacts

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The Trump transition warned former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn about his Russia ties, the Washington Post reported, citing U.S. officials. The transition told Flynn his conversations with Russia's ambassador was almost certainly being monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Why this matters: Flynn lost his job over his contacts with Russians. This new information, the Post says, "reveals the extent to which even some Trump insiders were troubled by the still-forming administration's entanglements with Russia and its enthusiasm for a friendly relationship with the Kremlin."