The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Kislyak, who has represented Moscow in Washington since , is the figure who ties together all of the threads of speculation surrounding alleged connections between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. When Trump delivered an invitation-only address on foreign policy in Washington, D. March 2, And when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself Thursday from Justice Department investigations of alleged Russian interference in the election, he did so one day after it was disclosed that he, too, had met with Kislyak during the campaign — including once at a private meeting in his Senate office two months before the election. Trump's Russia Crisis:
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Jeff Sessions, as well as with two other Trump campaign advisers, including oil industry consultant Carter Page. Page, at the time an unpaid foreign policy adviser to Trump, engaged in a conversation with the ambassador at the same July 20 luncheon in Cleveland where Sessions, now attorney general, and Kislyak chatted, according to J. Gordon, a national security adviser to the Trump campaign who was also present at the lunch. Story Continued Below Page declined to comment Thursday about what he and the Russian ambassador discussed, saying it was a private, off-the-record conversation. On Thursday, Sessions recused himself from investigations into Russian efforts to sway the election in Trump's favor.
Controversial Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak is leaving the US
Image Sergey I. Kislyak, the longtime Russian ambassador to the United States, hosted a dazzling dinner in his three-story, Beaux-Arts mansion four blocks north of the White House to toast Michael A. McFaul just weeks before he took up his post as the American envoy to Russia.
Diplomat at center of probe leaving his post It is all planned in advance. Especially when an ambassador has worked for a long time. No unplanned replacement of Russian ambassadors is taking place," she told CNN. Kislyak's replacement as ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, was approved last month by the foreign affairs committee of the lower house of the Russian parliament, according to state media.