Former US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said that the administration of the country’s current President, Donald Trump, wanted to ease anti-Russian sanctions. Reported by Al Jazeera.
In 2016, former US Defense Intelligence Director Michael Flynn is said to have been in talks with Russian diplomat Sergei Kislyak. Flynn promised that with the coming to power the new administration will review the sanctions, and even met with Kislyak in December 2016.
According to Yates, Trump had a desire to “neutralize” the anti-Russian measures imposed by former US President Barack Obama. Former Deputy Prosecutor General condemned this intention.
On April 18, 2019, US Special Attorney Robert Mueller published his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It says that Moscow did interfere in the American electoral process, but suspicions about the connection between the Russian side and Trump could not be confirmed. The American leader later claimed that the Mueller case prevented the improvement of relations with Russia, but now it is “dead.” In addition, he called the interference investigation “shame”.