K.T. McFarland, Trump’s nominee for the Singapore ambassador position, lied when she testified to having no knowledge of Mike Flynn’s communication with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
In July, McFarland’s nomination was put in jeopardy after legislators questioned how much information she had of the December 29 phone conversation the two men had. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker asked McFarland in writing about the matter. McFarland’s response was, “I am not aware of any of the issues or events described above.”
However, the New York Times published a report on Saturday describing emails written by McFarland that the paper obtained proving that she had indeed known about the call:
As part of the outreach, Ms. McFarland wrote, Mr. Flynn would be speaking with the Russian ambassador, Mr. Kislyak, hours after Mr. Obama’s sanctions were announced.
“Key will be Russia’s response over the next few days,” Ms. McFarland wrote in an email to another transition official, Thomas P. Bossert, now the president’s homeland security adviser.
The message quoted in the report was part of a conversation on how to maintain a good rapport with Russia after former President Obama implemented new sanctions in retaliation for their interference in the 2016 election, which the FBI, CIA, and NSA have all concluded took place.
McFarland has yet to respond to reporters’ questions on the new revelation.
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