Whistleblower: Flynn wanted sanctions on Russia "ripped up"

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Michael Flynn told his former business associates that the Trump administration would get rid of Russia sanctions upon taking power, according to a whistleblower document revealed Wednesday by House Democrats. The New York Times first reported on the letter.

Why it matters, per the NYT: "The account is the strongest evidence to date that the Trump administration wanted to end the sanctions immediately, and suggests that Mr. Flynn had a possible economic incentive for the United States to forge a closer relationship with Russia."