Mike Flynn at risk of Russian blackmail, Sally Yates warned White House

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Former acting attorney general testifies to warning counsel that the then national security adviser was susceptible to blackmail by Russia on 26 January

Former acting US attorney general Sally Yates said on Monday that she warned the White House on 26 January that then national security adviser Michael Flynn was “compromised” and open to blackmail by the Russian government.

Her comments to a Senate judiciary subcommittee hearing came after it emerged that Barack Obama had warned Donald Trump in November against hiring Flynn, who was forced to resign as national security adviser over his contacts with Russia after less than three weeks in office.

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