READ: Newly declassified transcripts of Flynn calls with Russia ambassador

Director of National Intelligence John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeHouse panels open review of Capitol riot Edward Snowden, the media, and the Espionage Act Overnight Defense: Top US general meets with Taliban | House panel launches probe into cyberattack | Army to issue face masks for soldiers in 2021 MORE on Friday declassified the transcripts related to Michael Flynn’s conversations with a Russian diplomat during the presidential transition in 2016.

The move follows a push from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to release the transcripts of conversations between Flynn and Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. at the time.

During the calls, the retired three star lieutenant general discussed Obama administration sanctions shortly before President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE took office.


The newly unveiled transcripts come amid attacks by Trump and his allies over Flynn's prosecution for lying to Congress, as they say he was unfairly targeted by Obama-era officials.

The full transcripts can be read below: