Photo by Yuri Gripas / Reuters There is debate in Washington whether former national security adviser Susan Rice did anything illegal when she asked for the names of people in the Trump campaign team that were found in intelligence agency surveillance to have had contact with foreign officials to be revealed. To read more on… Continue reading Susan Rice asked to unmask Trump officials.
Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was with Gen. Michael Flynn when he met with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn later resigned as National Security Advisor after allegations he discussed removing sanctions during a phone conversation with the Russian ambassador before President Trump was sworn into office. The Russian ambassador also… Continue reading Jared Kushner was at a meeting between disgraced advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador
President Donald Trump tweeted that the resignation of Mike Flynn as national security advisor was not the real story the press should be following, but rather the security leaks to the press that brought him down: The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks… Continue reading Trump tweets that security leaks, not Flynn firing”real story.”
Photo by Getty Images Former Central Intelligence Agency Director General David Petraeus was among those considered to be the successor to Mike Flynn as national security advisor. Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling government information after lying to federal investigators that he had disclosed classified information to Paula Broadwell. who was writing… Continue reading Petraeus was being considered as successor to Flynn for national security adviser
Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed sanctions on Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office. Lying to the FBI is a felony. Any decision to prosecute Flynn would be up to… Continue reading Flynn in FBI interview denied discussing sanctions with Russian ambassador
Then acting attorney general Sally Yates had warned the Trump White House that Michael Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail because he misled senior White House officials, including vice-president Mike Pence, about the nature of his phone calls to the Russian ambassador. To read the Washington Post article click here.
Photo by Reuters/Carlos Barria Now former White House security adviser Michael Flynn has set a record for the shortest tenure in the position at 24 days. The average tenure for a national security adviser is around 2.6 years. Officials say Flynn had discussed U.S. sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the Trump administration had… Continue reading Flynn sets record with only 24 days as national security adviser.