They met that afternoon at the White House, and Yates, accompanied by the top career official in the Justice Department's national security division, dropped a bomb: President Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had lied to Vice President Pence about Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Why did it then take 18 days for Flynn to be fired - a step that only took place when The Washington Post reported he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his calls with Russia's envoy to Washington?
Spicer said that Trump made the right decision to fire Yates before a reporter asked Spicer how she could be a "political opponent of the president".
The same day Yates offered the White House a review of the evidence against Flynn, she was sacked by Donald Trump for opposing his executive order mandating a ban on Muslim travel.
Instead, Mr Trump chose to play up former director of national intelligence James Clapper's acknowledgement during the same hearing that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between Mr Trump and Russian Federation, which United States intelligence has concluded tried to sway the U.S. election in Mr Trump's favor.
When pressed, Trump's top spokesman conjured only this in the way of evidence: He said it was "widely rumored" that Yates was a proponent of the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, and expected to have a major role in a Clinton administration.
Mr Pence said in January that Mr Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling.
Spicer added that he was not aware of any security restrictions placed on Flynn after the warning. Flynn's conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to USA was a primary focus of the Yates's testimony.
Trump moved to distance himself from his former adviser's troubles Monday, tweeting that it was the Obama administration that gave Flynn "the highest security clearance" when he worked at the Pentagon.
As Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said to Yates, "Without that published report, and without the free press telling us a lot of what went on, Michael Flynn might still be sitting in the White House as national security adviser, because by January 30th, you were forced to resign, correct?" And certainly never mind the evidence that Yates presented to the White House. "To state the obvious, you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians", Yates testified.
Clapper qualified his earlier statement that he knew of no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - a point House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has used to exculpate Trump. But President Donald Trump waited 18 days before showing Flynn the door for lying to Pence. Trump was notified immediately of Yates' concerns about Flynn.
The problem with that explanation is this: Yates talked to White House counsel Don McGahn about Flynn being compromised by the Russians on January 26 and January 27.
Japan's Nikkei was down 0.16 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.15 per cent and Taiwan Weighted was down 0.04 per cent. Smaller rival Bank of Baroda, a constituent of the Nifty, rose 0.4% to 188.55 rupees on Friday and 1.1% for the week.
Despite statistically getting the most likely outcome, Tuesday night was not a good night for the Phoenix Suns and their fans. The Philadelphia 76ers have done a terrific job of positioning themselves the right way for success in the lottery.
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This should pretty exciting news for Ford owners who now won't need to buy a brand new auto to get a major infotainment upgrade. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or later models running at least iOS 7.1.
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The only thing that could possibly make this week better for Boston would be a Wednesday night victory over the Cavs in Game One . Throwing in the 2018 Nets pick gives in a chance at the top player next year, which would most likely be Michael Porter Jr.
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Bucknor ruled he swung at the final pitch. "I don't have any mixed feelings about that game", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Pinch hitter Guillermo Heredia singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as Seattle defeated Chicago.
However, Planned Parenthood could face even more financial pressure as a result of proposals pending in Congress. The organization pointed to a new state law that blocks federal family planning funds to abortion providers.
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The president closed out his speech with one actual piece of advice for the graduates: "Enjoy your life". "Don't give in. President Trump complained Wednesday that the press has treated him more unfairly than any other politician in history.
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