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Newsline: Moscow recalls controversial ambassador to Washington back

The U.S.-Russia Business Council will host a farewell party for #Russian Ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak on July 11 at the St. Regis Hotel. The event confirms a BuzzFeed News report that Moscow has recalled the controversial envoy whose alleged #secret meetings with Trump campaign officials has led to an obstruction of justice investigation against #President Donald Trump. The recall, although expected because the ambassador has been in his U.S. post since 2008, comes at a time that the Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election has been linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kislyak’s secret meetings with Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Trump, and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.



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