“The list is so long that I’m not going to be able to go through it in 20 minutes,” the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. joked.
The Russian diplomat called the notion that Russia “picked” Trump is “nonsense” and “very sad” during his interview with Russia-1, a Russian state-owned network.
“This is no longer about me,” Kisylak said, according to CNBC. “This isn’t about contacts with us. This is a war that’s going on between the opponents of the president, the president and everyone surrounding him.”
Several people close to Trump, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, failed to reveal meetings with Kislyak. Flynn’s failure to be upfront about contacts with the former Russian ambassador was largely the reason for his early White House exit.
Regarding reports that he and Flynn discussed sanctions on Russia during one of their conversations, Kisylak told the interviewer, “So what?”
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