If you’re a government official and you want to have a secret meeting with Sergey Kislyak, you better do it fast. A new report states that the controversial Russian ambassador to the United States is about to head home.
Buzzfeed reported on Sunday that Kislyak will be leaving Washington sometime in the next several weeks. The news comes after the diplomat became a major focus of the investigations into whether President Trump or his associates colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
Over the past several months, Kislyak drew significant intrigue over his past interactions with members of the Trump Administration. Former National Security adviser Michael Flynn, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and White House adviser Jared Kushner have all drawn scrutiny after they failed to disclose contact with Kislyak before and after the election ended.
Buzzfeed notes that Kislyak was previously being considered to head a new counterterrorism office with the United Nations in New York. U.N. officials have announced that Russian deputy foreign minister, Anatoly Antonov, will receive the position instead.
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