Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties
Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties
11 May, 2017, 07:41
All the committees are led by Republicans.
"That created a compromised situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".
Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Counsel.
Yates said she felt "it was important to get this information to the White House as quickly as possible". Meanwhile, it took 18 days for the White House to fire Flynn after Yates first told McGahn about his Federal Bureau of Investigation interview. Trump acted two weeks later, after The Washington Post published a report about those warnings.
He said Trump "made, ultimately, the right decision" to fire Flynn in mid-February after a thorough review.
At the heart of Monday's testimony were Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak. Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who appears to have been at the center of the unmasking of the identities of American citizens and may well have knowledge of what happened to that information, has thus far refused to testify.
Republican senators in the hearing repeatedly pressed Yates on an unrelated matter - her refusal to defend the Trump administration's travel ban - and whether she was responsible for leaking classified information.
"I don't know if we need to subpoena her", Graham said of Rice.
Yates called McGahn first thing that morning to tell him she had "a very sensitive matter" that had to be discussed face to face.
Yates said McGahn was told "that we weren't the only ones that knew all of this, that the Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done".
Trump has also dismissed the allegations, suggesting instead that Obama might have wiretapped Trump Tower in NY or that China may have been behind the cyber attacks.
Meanwhile, US media announced on Monday that Obama had warned the businessman-turned-politician against hiring Flynn for national security adviser during their meeting after the election.
The Obama-Trump discussion was first reported Monday by NBC-TV. "That's the whole reason you pledge", White House press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly told reporters Monday when asked about whether he had any reason to doubt the truthfulness of Yates' testimony. Now, according to reports, it turns out Mr Obama spent part of the time warning him to steer clear of Michael Flynn - and the president-elect ignored his advice.
Graham on Tuesday said he meant to look into Trump's business ties to see whether any connections exist between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign or the president's associates and would monitor the FBI's investigation to see how it could affect a Senate probe.
In a series of tweets, the president doubled down on his narrative the rumors of collusion are a "total hoax" aided and abetted by the "fake media".
White House officials had insisted that Flynn had not discussed US -imposed sanctions with Kislyak during the presidential transition period, but asked Flynn to resign after news reports indicated he had misled them about the nature of the calls.
The tweet was in reference to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's testimony to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.
Even since leaving office, Flynn has been a persistent headache for Trump. He did not elaborate.
Donald Trump was quick to defend himself on Twitter after a Senate hearing over his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.
Clapper also asserted that Russian Federation was now "emboldened" to interfere in elections in the USA and around the world.
Arsene Wenger claims he would "love" to keep Lucas Perez at Arsenal this summer - provided he is still in charge of the club. His team plays away at Southampton on Wednesday needing a win to stay in contention for a top-four finish.
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Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said "Trump's decision to fire Comey ...should send a chill down the spine of every American". But the president did assert that Comey informed him "on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation".
The German midfielder is likely to be straight back into the starting lineup, with Claudio Marchisio expected to make way for him. Juventus are heading for their sixth successive Serie A title and produced an utterly clinical display in the first leg.
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National monuments: Stand up for them
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Hertz reports 1Q loss
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'American Idol' to make comeback on ABC TV in 2018
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Sinclair Broadcast Group acquires Tribune Media
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About 200 Indonesian prisoners in mass jailbreak
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Trump's daughter Tiffany to attend Georgetown Law School
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Nicki Minaj just paid for some fans' school tuitions
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