Russia reportedly recalls ambassador at the centre of US probe

Russia reportedly recalls ambassador at the centre of US probe

Sergey Kislyak has been reportedly summoned back to Russia

Monday, June 26, 2017

Russia has reportedly recalled its ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, as the FBI probe into election interference continues. 

In the wake of reports that the country interfered with the American presidential election, a number of officials in the Trump campaign have come under scrutiny over their meetings with Kislyak. 

The Bureau is investigating whether these alleged meetings were evidence - reportedly - of collusion between campaign officials and agents of Russia who intended to influence the outcome of last year's vote.  

Key Trump administration officials including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House advisor Jared Kushner have faced questions regarding the extent of their reported meetings with the ambassador. 

Another official - Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor - resigned after reports he had 'misled' Vice President Mike Pence over his meetings with Kislyak. 

The Hill is reporting the US-Russia Business Council is arranging a going-away party for Kislyak at the St. Regis Hotel.