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Trump team denies New York FPÖ meeting

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Trump team denies New York FPÖ meeting
HC Strache and colleagues on a recent trip to Moscow. Photo: HC Strache Facebook
23:07 CET+01:00
A spokesman from the transition team working for newly-elected US president Donald Trump denied that their new national security advisor had met with Austrian far-right politicians in New York earlier in the month.

The meeting was first mentioned by Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who claimed in a Facebook post that he had met with Lt. General Michael Flynn, the designated national security maven who will be appointed after the inauguration of Donald Trump.

In a press call on Thursday morning, Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller denied that such a meeting took place.

“The fact of the matter is that General Flynn has never spoken with or met the Austrian politician in question and strongly disavows groups with such viewpoints,” Miller said, according to media reports.


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