More lies were found surrounding Trump’s name this afternoon as former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland was just caught in a web of contradictory statements during a case with Congress earlier this summer. McFarland expressed to the lawmakers that she had no involvement nor any idea about Michael Flynn’s interactions with Russian ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak.
New emails discovered by The New York Times prove these claims to be false. “In a Dec. 29 message about newly imposed Obama administration sanctions against Russia for its election interference, Ms. McFarland, then serving on Mr. Trump’s transition team, told another transition official that Mr. Flynn would be talking to the Russian ambassador that evening.”
After the meeting with Congress Senator Cory Booker asked her “Did you ever discuss any of General Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak directly with General Flynn?” To which she replied “I am not aware of any of the issues or events as described above.”
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Booker, clearly bothered by the disconnection here called the two messages “disconcerting.” He further elaborated on this message by saying “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. 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.”
To further press these contradictions Flynn himself recently plead guilty and admitted to lying about his conversations with Mr. Kislyak in regards to the sanctions.
There have been several attempts to reach out to Ms. McFarland to see what she has to say on the matter but each attempt has proven unsuccessful. It seems the more these layers of contradiction are peeled back, the more the actual truth begins to come into light.