November 17: President Trump names Flynn his national security adviser.
When President Donald Trump was asked Friday to weigh in on a Washington Post report that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the USA prior to the inauguration, the president claimed he was unaware of the news.
February 8: Flynn tells reporters from The Post that he didn't discuss sanctions in his conversations with Kislyak.
"There's this dimension that there's this embrace of a fact-free zone, and, again, that isn't what a president usually looks for in a national security adviser", she said of Flynn and Trump. He is speaking to.
Visitors to White House meetings had reported, with surprise, how much the angular, rail-thin general seemed to grate on his boss, the president. The paper described the atmosphere at the NSC as "chaotic and anxious", and said that officials "get up in the morning, read President Trump's Twitter posts and struggle to make policy to fit them", unaware of what the president tells foreign leaders in his phone calls.
Meanwhile, Trump, who on Friday gave reporters the impression he knew nothing about Flynn's lies, had been briefed by the Justice Department weeks before.
Media scrutiny of Flynn died down as Trump took office and immediately began signing controversial executive orders, including the ban on refugees and visitors from Muslim-majority countries entering the U.S. Mr. Flynn originally told Mr. Pence and others that the call was limited to small talk and holiday pleasantries. In his half-contrite, half-defiant resignation letter, Mr Flynn wrote of having sincerely apologised to both Mr Pence and Mr Trump for "inadvertently" misleading them with "incomplete information". These calls were apparently on unsecured lines, and monitored by US intelligence agencies. They demanded that all committee investigations related to allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election and contacts with Trump surrogates be bipartisan, comprehensive, and "committed to making their findings as public as possible".
MacArthur, of Ocean County, said he had not see anything in published reports yet "that would suggest there is a problem" that the committees could not handle.
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"I don't know, but if there were contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign operatives that was inappropriate, then it would be time for the Congress to form a joint select commission to get to the bottom of all things Russia and Trump".
"This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign", Trump said.
The comments came after United States media reported that unnamed officials in the Trump administration had allegedly accused Moscow of deploying ground-launched cruise missiles in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
The Twitterage only partly eclipsed the crux of the story that felled one of his cabinet principles less than a month into the administration, disclosures of his engagements with and in Russian Federation. We can't be so narrow-minded that we build a wall along the Mexican border while giving the Russians the key to the White House.
President Donald Trump might give sensitive intelligence to the Russian government and shouldn't be informed about classified information, such as how Washington spies on foreign governments, US intelligence officials said. "I always knew he was very smart" he said. His chaotic management style left senior cabinet officials angry and out of the loop, and coupled with suspicions over his ties to Russian Federation, turned off qualified job seekers recruited for the many vacancies in the Trump administration. Did Flynn's pre-inauguration conversations with Ambassador Kislyak violate the Logan Act?
Two years ago, Mr Flynn attended an RT gala dinner in Moscow and sat at the same table as Vladimir Putin.
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