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>> Moscow's controversial Ambassador to America stepping down as of Sunday, and heading back to Russia. Sergey Kislyak is essential player in the ongoing US investigations into Moscow's alleged interference with the 2016 election. His name has come up, linked to several associates of Donald Trump, has special counsel and congressional panels look into possible Russian ties with the President's election campaign.
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On Friday, the Washington Post reported that US spy agencies intercepted Kislyak talking to his bosses apparently saying, he and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, had talked about the presidential race during the campaign including the prospects for US-Russia relations in a Trump administration. Sessions has denied discussing campaign issues with Russian officials.
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And he isn't the first member of team Trump under scrutiny over Kislyak. The Russian envoy is also linked to the resignation of Mike Flynn, the ex-National Security Advisor who stepped down after it was revealed he'd failed to disclose what the two had talked about, and had mislead Vice President Pence about their meetings.
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Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister is nominated to take Kislyak's place in Washington.