Trump White House knew Michael Flynn was possible Russian blackmail target for 18 days before firing him, Sally Yates tells Senate committee

Trump White House knew Michael Flynn was possible Russian blackmail target for 18 days before firing him, Sally Yates tells Senate committeeThe White House knew National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government at least 18 days before he was forced out of his job, according to the former acting US Attorney General Sally Yates who has testified to a Senate committee that she warned officials he was “compromised”. Mr Flynn was forced to resign from President Donald Trump’s administration having seemingly misled the White House over contact he had with Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak in a scandal that rocked the early days of Mr Trump’s presidency. The hearing was clearly on Mr Trump’s mind, with the President claiming in a tweet following the testimony that it was “nothing but old news”.



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