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Trump lawyer sent Flynn a plan to lift Russia sanctions: Report

President Donald Trump waves after speaking at the debut of the Boeing South Carolina Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 17, 2017.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, was sent a hand-delivered sealed proposal detailing a way for the new administration to lift sanctions against Russia just a week before he resigned, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The proposal, which included a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, was delivered to Flynn by Michael Cohen, the president's personal lawyer, the report said. The sealed plans were reported to have had the support of Felix Sater, a business associate known to have aided Trump in previous dealings with Russia and Andrii Artemenko, a Ukrainian lawmaker.

Flynn resigned on February 13, after communications regarding sanctions against Russia were alleged to have taken place between him and Russia's ambassador. Trump accused Flynn of misleading Vice President Mike Pence and said on Thursday that he "fired" him because of what was said to Pence and not because of the conversations with Russia's ambassador.

The White House, Michael Cohen, Felix Sater and Andrii Artemenko were not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC on Monday.

Read the full New York Times' full article here.