Update: Officials stated that the investigation into General Flynn showed no evidence of wrongdoing or improper contact with the Russian government, The Washington Post reported.
General Michael Flynn, the newly appointed National Security Adviser, was the subject of an investigation regarding “repeated contacts” with a Russian ambassador. According to The Wall Street Journal, Flynn was in communication with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in December, the same day then-President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia.
The Journal‘s report said that Flynn’s communication was being looked at by the FBI, CIA, NSA, and the U.S. Treasury Department, as part of a greater investigation of possible connections between Trump and Russia. The report said that details of the investigation are unknown, as far as whether it’s still going on, or if it’s turned up any evidence of wrongdoing. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has previously explained that Flynn’s calls with Kislyak were for the purpose of setting up talks between Trump and Vladimir Putin after Trump’s inauguration.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders commented, saying the Trump administration has “absolutely no knowledge of any investigation or even a basis for such an investigation.”