Though Yates would not discuss classified details of the Flynn matter, other people familiar with the matter said the issues she raised to McGahn were conversations between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, in which the two discussed easing US sanctions against Russia. "To state the obvious, you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians".
Reich went on to suggest that Flynn lied publicly (and to Vice President Mike Pence) about the call, but that US intelligence knew of its' existence, and reported it to Yates.
"We knew that was not a good situation, which is why we wanted to let the White House know about it". Word that Obama directly warned Trump suggests that concern over Flynn's possible appointment spread to the highest level of government months before the official's departure.
On the day of Yates's testimony, however, Trump seemed more concerned with how that story ever reached the papers.
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday contradicted a key White House talking point about the circumstances surrounding retired Gen. Michael Flynn's firing from his role as White House national security adviser.
Ms Yates said she was giving President Donald Trump's White House this information so that it could take actions it "deemed appropriate".
"The efforts by a foreign adversary to interfere and undermine our democratic processes and those of our allies pose a serious threat to all Americans", Yates said at the hearing, noting that she could not divulge complete information because some of it is classified.
Former director of national intelligence James Clapper said Monday that he was not aware of an FBI investigation involving potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump team before March, but reaffirmed nonetheless that he had not seen evidence of such coordination. Yates is testifying today before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
"In this instance, all arguments have to be based on truth, because we're the Department of Justice", she said. Because the identity of USA citizens' conversations are kept secret from all but a handful of top intelligence officials, including someone in Yates's position, who unmasked Flynn's identity to the media? Flynn was removed from his post roughly two and a half weeks later.
Flynn was not told to resign until 18 days after Yates met with the White House, but it happened very quickly after WaPo began reporting on Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador.
Obama fired Flynn when he was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
At the hearing, Yates didn't get into specifics about what the intelligence showed about Flynn, but she described her two meetings with White House counsel Don McGahn on the topic - on January 26 and 27 - in general terms. He was not aware of the counterintelligence investigation that FBI Director James Comey acknowledged during his March 20 testimony before the House intelligence committee. "The Russians also knew", Yates said.
Yates, who served 10 days under Trump as an Obama administration holdover, would not detail Flynn's conduct because she said it involved classified information.
The subcommittee meeting today is one of multiple congressional probes into the Russian Federation interference, along with House and Senate intelligence panels. Well, some Republican senators are fixated on who leaked details about the Flynn matter to the press, and the practice of "unmasking" USA citizens caught up in foreign surveillance-that is, how we learned about Flynn's dealings with Russian Federation.
At the end of March, the Pentagon announced it was sending an "unspecified" number of troops from the U.S. Iraqi forces seem to be circling the old city before proceeding with their operation to clear it.
The "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" scriptwriter says Kangana's "streak of a rebel" will help her connect with the role of Rani Laxmibai. But having said that this is the role in my humble opinion, which comes closest to what she is, ' Joshi told reporters here.
Edmonton's blue line ran with reinforcements as Eric Gryba and Griffin Reinhart replaced Andrej Sekura and Oscar Klefbom. NOTES: Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg had two assists, extending his playoffs streak of games with a point to five.
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Despite being hooked by Oshie, Cullen slid the puck through the five hole for a short-handed goal and a 1-0 Pittsburgh lead. The Capitals made one lineup change, inserting RW Paul Carey on the fourth line and scratching RW Brett Connolly.
According to Spanish news agency EFE, prosecutors will seek a two-year prison sentence and €10million fine for Neymar . The alleged "business corruption and fraud" offences relate to Neymar's transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.
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Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 for removing a political sign. As the US has no formal diplomatic relations with North Korea, securing their release is extremely hard .
Hernandez has impressed on loan at Alaves from Atletico Madrid and now looks set to move across the capital. Hernandez's agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon, says that the final decision will lie in the player's own hands.
Eight Beta Theta Pi fraternity members face charges of involuntary manslaughter; an additional 10 face lesser charges. Davis said fraternity members had picked him up and taken him to an urgent care facility, but no one ever called 911.
The BCCI SGM unanimously decided that the Indian cricket team will participate in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Virat Kohli & Co. can start packing their kit bags for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England.
While insurers could not deny insurance because of such conditions, they would be allowed to decide how much to charge. Though Ryan defended the House plan, he acknowledged that the Senate version is likely to differ significantly.
In 2014, comedian John Oliver in his HBO show owned by Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) helped galvanize support for net neutrality . The FCC is a slow-moving agency, so Pai's announcement merely kicks off a months-long procedure to undo the rules.
Violence ceased later in the day and officials from both sides were due to meet at the frontier, the Pakistani military said. Pakistan forces meanwhile accused Afghan soldiers of crossing over the border and occupying Pakistani soldiers' strongholds.
Gujarat have replaced Brendon McCullum with Dhawal Kulkarni, while Gurkeerat Singh came in for Manan Vohra in the Punjab team. If they were to win, there would be a little more breathing space but a loss would virtually seal all doors to escape.
Since a low point in May 2016, USA producers have added 387 oil rigs, or about 123 per cent, Goldman Sachs said. Surging US production has raised concern that OPEC and its partners are failing to reduce an oversupply.
A total of 276 schoolgirls had been abducted from their dormitories on the night of April 14, 2014 from northeastern Chibok town. Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the girls' freedom, a Nigerian government official said Sunday.
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Now corruption charges are being levied against their party leaders. "No CBI enquiry against me", he said. However, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has flatly rejected the charges as absurd and baseless.
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