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FBI interviewed Flynn about Russia contact

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:13 AM


A US official says the FBI interviewed former national security adviser Michael Flynn about his interactions with a top Russian official.

The official says the interview took place at some point after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president. The official was briefed on the investigation but was not authorised to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It was not immediately known what questions the FBI asked of Flynn or what he told law enforcement officials.

Flynn was ousted from his position Monday night amid concerns that he had misled Trump administration officials about his contact with the Russian ambassador to the US Press secretary Sean Spicer said Flynn's firing was prompted by a gradual "erosion" of trust.