Such contact until the president is inaugurated should not be making deals which go against the actual president;
Dec. 22, 2016: After a conversation with a very senior member of Trump’s transition team (later identified as Jared Kushner), Flynn asked Russia’s ambassador to delay a vote on pending UN Security Council resolution on Israel.
Dec. 29, 2016: After a call with a senior transition team official (later identified as KT McFarland), Flynn asked Russia’s ambassador to refrain from escalating the situation regarding the U.S. sanctions on Russia.
Dec. 30, 2016: Trump tweeted about Russia’s reaction to the U.S. sanctions: “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!”
Jan. 15, 2017: Vice President Mike Pence told CBS about Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador, “They did not discuss anything having to do with the United States' decision to expel diplomats or impose a censure against Russia.”
All before Trump was inaugurated. Imagine what Republicans would have said if Obama had interfered in this way before he took office.
Flynn spoke to Russia’s ambassador about a UN vote and sanctions against Russia, and Flynn lied to the FBI about the conversations. Flynn didn’t act alone (his conversations came after discussions with Kushner and McFarland). And the day after Flynn resigned, Trump talked to Comey about “letting this go.”
ThenTrump tweeted this: “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”
Why this is significant: It’s an admission that he KNEW Flynn lied to the FBI, and he KNEW THAT when he had his conversations with Comey.
If you can not see a problem with that then nothing I can say will change your mind.