Trump Aide K.T. McFarland May Have Lied To Congress

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Trump’s former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland appears to have lied to Congress about Michael Flynn.

K.T. McFarland went before Congress to say that she had no knowledge of Michael Flynn's contact with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but a recent New York Times report indicates this was a lie.

[A] Dec. 29 email from McFarland, then a member of Trump’s transition team, mentioned that Flynn would be talking to the Russian ambassador that evening, according to The New York Times. The topic, according to the email, was about Obama administration sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 elections.

Upon her nomination to be the ambassador to Singapore, McFarland's confirmation process involved a questionnaire which specifically inquired about her knowledge of Flynn's Russia contacts:

“Did you ever discuss any of General Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak directly with General Flynn?” asked Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“I am not aware of any of the issues or events as described above,” McFarland replied.

The discrepancy between her written testimony and the newly revealed email might not bode well for the Trump administration.

“Recent developments suggest that Ms. McFarland gave false testimony to the United States Senate on a matter as significant as communications between the Russian government and the Trump transition team,” Booker said in a statement to the Times.

“If this is the case, this is an alarming development, and another example of a pattern of deception on the part of Trump’s closest associates regarding their connections and communications to Russian government officials.”