Flynn’s lies points to more trouble for Trump administration in Russia-gate affair.
But Flynn’s lies to Pence have been known to the Trump White House for weeks – again, according to the Washington Post. In late January, acting Attorney General Sally Yates reportedly warned Trump’s White House counsel – based on classified U.S. intercepts of the Russian ambassador’s phone conversations – that Flynn’s description of events was false. The gap between what Flynn told the Russians, and what Flynn told Pence, could leave the national security advisor open to blackmail by Putin’s government, Yates warned. More details from Rolling Stone here.