Acting Attorney General who was dismissed by Trump warrants that he has advised the Administration about Mike Flynn. Only 18 days later did the security adviser get away.

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Sally Yates, the interim prosecutor who was fired by Trump during the Muslim ban, says she warned the Administration about Mike Flynn’s risk of being blackmailed by Russia. But it was only 18 days later that the security adviser was turned away.

It was only on January 26, less than a week after Trump’s inauguration, that the White House was warned that retired lieutenant general Mike Flynn was not a good choice for the National Security Council because he had connections with the Russians Which could make him susceptible of being blackmailed by the Kremlin. But Trump decided to keep him in office for another 18 days.

The information, conveyed by Sally Yates at a Senate hearing on Monday, came after news that Donald Trump had previously been advised against hiring Mike Flynn for Barack Obama in November after the election. Flynn would only leave the important body when it became clear that the retired lieutenant general had hidden contacts and income associated with Russia.

Yates says that as soon as he heard White House public statements about Flynn’s meetings with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak – statements Sally Yates knew to be false – he called the White House immediately to request an urgent meeting.

The Trump Administration, including Vice President Mike Pence, had said that the meeting between Flynn and Kislyiak was only complimentary, talking about the possibility of a future meeting between Trump and Putin. However, it was later reported that the talks went much deeper and touched on the issue of sanctions imposed by the Obama Administration on Russia.

Donald Trump says that Yates’s statement brings nothing more than “old news”, rising once again against what he calls the “fake media”.

The US President says this is a “charade,” “taxpayer-funded,” and asks when this issue will ultimately be abandoned.

Sally Yates, who was in office interimly until a successor was named, was fired by Donald Trump when she ordered the Justice Department not to comply with Trump’s “executive order” to close the boundaries of those who came Of a set of countries with a Muslim majority. It was replaced by Jeff Sessions.



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