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Why wait 18 days to fire Flynn? White House won't say

Why wait 18 days to fire Flynn? White House won't say

Flynn was paid more than $30,000 for a Moscow trip in 2015, where he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kremlin-sponsored Russia Today television network.

Monday, Yates told a Senate subcommittee that, soon after the inauguration, she went to the White House counsel with an urgent warning: that retired Gen. Michael Flynn's knowing lies about his contacts with Russian Federation left him subject to manipulation by foreign adversaries.

Democrats criticize Trump for not firing Flynn until February 13 - the day the Washington Post published a story that reported that, contrary to Pence's assertion, Flynn discussed sanctions with Kislyak.

US President Donald Trump insisted there is no evidence he colluded with Russia after a Senate hearing that highlighted warnings that his former national security advisor was vulnerable to Russian blackmail. Pence vouched for Flynn in television interviews, using information he's said came from the national security adviser. Just because someone comes in and gives you a heads-up about something and says I want to share some information doesn't mean you immediately jump the gun and go take an action. All of the testimony confirmed statements made by the Trump administration as the President reverted to his previous claims of "fake news".

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The White House has struggled to explain the chain of events that led Mr Comey's firing - and who exactly made the decision. The investigation is now in the hands of a special counsel, as well as multiple Congressional committees.

President Trump sent out a tweet on Monday directed at Ms Yates where he suggested she had leaked sensitive information to the press. She said no to both.

According to NBC News, when Mr. Trump was just a president-elect, he sat down with then-President Barack Obama.

Flynn had been pushed out by Obama in 2014 from his job as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA.

Yates filled in new details of the events of January 26, describing contacting McGahn in the morning and telling him she had something sensitive to discuss in person. By lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his involvement with the Russians, Flynn set himself up to "be blackmailed by the Russians", Yates said.

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House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said Trump has shown his disrespect for the presidency if the Times report is accurate. In that same conversation, Trump referred to Comey as "crazy" and "a real nut job", according to the Times .

Ms Yates was sacked by Trump after she refused to defend his travel ban. James Clapper, director of national intelligence under Obama, also testified Monday. He accepted the payments, the investigators say, after specifically being warned when he retired from the military to not take money from foreign governments.

"President Obama made it known that he wasn't exactly a fan of Gen. Flynn's", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

Spicer said the decision to fire Flynn, who did not disclose his relationship with Russian Federation and the fact he gave a paid speech there in 2015, was the right one after all the information was reviewed.

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