Trump White House knew Michael Flynn was possible Russian blackmail target for 18 days before firing him, Sally Yates tells Senate committee
19 May, 2017, 21:01
Trump, who continued to praise Flynn, waited 18 days after Yates' warning before Flynn's forced resignation for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Kislyak and then misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.
Without elaborating on how she learned the information, she told senators that she met with McGahn and told him that what Pence had relayed about Flynn, "we knew not to be the truth".
Former President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump not to hire Michael Flynn has his National Security Advisor, reports Obama administration officials. Both confirmed they had, but said they could not go into detail.
Yates testified that she told the White House that the Russians also knew what Flynn had done and that he had misled the vice president and others.
Did Flynn break any laws and, if so, will he face criminal charges?
Could he see the underlying evidence collected in Flynn's interview? "That created a compromise situation, a situation where the National Security Adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians", said the former acting Attorney General.
Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, declined comment when reached by CNN Monday. That's what President Trump is calling ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Poggi, contra los Rodríguez Saá
Hace 72 horas que el exgobernador de San Luis , Claudio Poggi, está atrincherado en los tribunales electorales de esa provincia. El gobernador Rodríguez Saá transita por estos días un acercamiento explícito al kirchnerismo.
That's an assessment that's looking increasingly detached from United States intelligence officials.
Clinton last week partly blamed her upset loss to Trump on the release of the emails before the November election.
After the hearing Monday, Trump claimed in a tweet that Yates said "nothing but old news".
"You could rationalize that it helps the Russians by obfuscating who was actually responsible", Clapper said.
"Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows - there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russian Federation and Trump", Trump said.
Clapper's testimony was based on information gathered up until the time he retired on January 20. In response to questions, she denied leaking any classified information about the case to the news media. He says he has no ties to Russian Federation, but the investigations are expected to last into next year.
Ms Yates was sacked by Trump after she refused to defend his travel ban.
Yeah, I'm not going to get back into it. She rebutted him by pointing to a later court ruling that supported her argument that she had a greater duty to protect against discrimination and uphold the Constitution.
Interestingly, Clapper also mentioned he did not have access to the information obtained by Federal Bureau of Investigation on the matter, but Trump conveniently forgot to mention that.
"In looking at what the intent was of the executive order - which was derived in part of an analysis of facts outside of the face of the order - that is part of what led to our conclusion that it was not lawful", she told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee when questioned by Sen. At the end of the hypothetical exercise, Blumenthal pressed Yates if that was even remotely possible.
Clapper was instrumental in the US intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation sought to boost Trump's chances of winning the election by hacking into the computer of the campaign chief for Clinton.
1, 2017, during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.
The Associated Press reported last week that one sign taken as a warning by Obama officials about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak was a request by a member of Trump's own transition team made to national security officials in the Obama White House for the classified Central Intelligence Agency profile of Kislyak.
Microsoft is pointing the finger at the USA government, while some experts say the software giant is accountable, too. The cyber criminals have demanded a fee of about USA $300 in crypto-currencies like Bitcoin for unlocking the device.
Chris' wife Vicky Karayiannis reportedly became concerned after she failed to reach him after the concert , according to TMZ . Cornell , whom the BBC said grew up as "a loner, afflicted by agoraphobia and anxiety", knew a little something about that.
Rishi Kapoor shared the news on twitter and wrote, "Wonderful to work again with the Legendary Amitabh Bachchan ". If Amitabh Bachchan is the megastar of tinsel town, Rishi Kapoor is the quintessential cool daddy of Bollywood.
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Microsoft released security updates last month to address the vulnerability, with another patch released on Friday. Ransomware attacks are not new, but the speed and vast proliferation of the virus alarmed the experts worldwide.
An IT specialist employed by the Social Security Administration, Khalsa has lived in the USA since immigrating from India in 2003. The attackers knocked off his turban and cut his religiously-mandated unshorn hair with a pocket knife.
The Trumps will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium, and the trip includes an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. "Until the oil went down, Saudi Arabia was making a billion dollars a day".
Los hechos ocurrieron alrededor de las 12:40 horas, afuera de una casa de empeño ubicada en la avenida Manuel J. Clouthier, en la colonia Lomas del Ébano, donde la pareja discutía, según reporta el diario local El Debate .
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will accompany Trump for most of the itinerary, National Security Adviser H.R. Tillerson said other governments were especially looking for greater US leadership in the war on terrorism.
Those killed are largely young men in their 20s and 30s, protesters or those who happened to be in nearby areas during clashes. But Maduro vowed at the weekend that the next presidential election, due in late 2018, would go ahead.
Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director
During the 2016 presidential election, he endorsed former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . Lieberman has run for a number of political jobs, including, unsuccessfully, president of the United States.
Pallinghurst bids for remaining stake in Gemfields
Pallinghurst's share price rose 0.9% to R3.35 after the announcement, valuing its bid at about R6.40, or 37 pence. All 3.1 million carats offered were sold, which is a first for a commercial quality Kagem emerald auction.
Nadal suffers first clay loss in Rome
Four-time champion Novak Djokovic is also safely through to the quarterfinals after beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4. Williams will next take on Garbine Muguruza after the 2016 French Open champion beat Julia Gorges 7-5, 6-4.
Alibaba Revenue beats estimates, but Profits miss
The company, which operates the Taobao and Tmall platforms, announced a US$6 billion share buyback programme over two years. Full year revenue from digital media and entertainment increased 271 per cent year-over-year to US$2.14 billion.
NaviBand take 17th place at Eurovision 2017
The Eurovision Song Contest grand final will be broadcast on Sunday at 5am (AEST) live on SBS and repeated at 7.30pm. With 758 points in total, he had a solid lead over Bulgaria's Kristian Kotov , who came second with 615 points.
"No renunciaré" — Michel Temer
No compré el silencio de nadie ", proclamó Temer , en un mensaje a la nación en el que rechazó la posibilidad de renunciar .
Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies for Ransomware Disaster
This allowed users of the older systems to secure their computers without requiring an upgrade to the latest operating software. Once it gets into your computer, it looks for the other computers on the network to spread itself as widely as possible.
Woman forced to strip in front of immigration officers
She meant to stay for 88 days, and had quit her job prior to flying, but had a tourist visa, as well as a return flight. Hill said she and her boyfriend had "discussed" marriage, but were not planning to Wednesday during this trip.
Could Oblak replace De Gea at Manchester United?
Now with De Gea edging towards a move to Real Madrid the boss has confidence that Romero can fill his gloves. It's certainly the most important in his short history at United and for him rather than the club.