DONALD Trump’s ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn was fired after being accused of discussing classified information with Russia.Testimony from former US attorney general Sally Yates has shed more light on the moment that brought Flynn down.She told a Senate Judiciary hearing that Flynn became a blackmail target after allegedly lying to Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.Here is everything we know about the situation which has raised fresh doubts about why Trump waited 18 days to fire him after concerns were raised.Born in 1958 in Rhode Island, Flynn joined the army after graduating from his home state's university.He flew through the ranks as a military intelligence officer where he served in conflict zones from the invasion of Grenada in 1981 to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.By 2011 he was a Lieutenant General and was nominated by Barack Obama as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012.Flynn retired … [Read more...] about Who is Michael Flynn and what has Sally Yates’ testimony revealed about Donald Trump’s former security adviser?
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A TOP Democrat has blasted the head of the FBI for pursuing emails linked to an investigation into US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton -- claiming that he is sitting on 'explosive' information on Donald Trump's alleged links with Russia.In a scathing letter Harry Reid, the Democratic leader in the Senate, told FBI director James Comey he could be breaking the law by potentially influencing the election.Comey announced to Congress last week that the FBI was opening a probe into emails found on the laptop of disgraced sex snap congressman Anthony Weiner -- the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.The former New York representative is being investigated for allegedly sending lurid messaged to a 15-year-old girl.But cops scouring his devices have reportedly found 650,000 messages Comey said may be "pertinent" to an earlier investigation into Clinton's use of private emails for her work as Secretary of State, which had been concluded in July.FBI chief … [Read more...] about Democrat leader accuses FBI chief of acting illegally over Hillary Clinton’s email probe and sitting on ‘explosive information’ about Donald Trump’s ‘close ties with Russia’
TAKE a look inside the presidential suite where Donald Trump is alleged to have paid prostitutes to defile a bed slept on by the Obamas.The £14,000-a-night cream and gold Moscow suite was designed to host some of the most powerful people in the world, is decorated like a palace, and has its own marble bath tub and sauna.Trump is accused of hiring sex workers to perform vile acts on the bed in an act fuelled by his hatred of the Obamas, it is alleged.The shocking claims have surfaced after Buzzfeed reported Russian spies have compromising personal and financial information about Donald Trump.The suite at the Italian-designed Ritz-Carlton in Moscow measures 2,590 square feet and has windows facing the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral.Barack Obama and his family stayed there when they travelled to Moscow in July 2009.Trump stayed there in 2013 when he hosted the Miss Universe pageant.Russian spies are accused of bugging the rooms with hidden microphones and cameras … [Read more...] about Inside Donald Trump’s plush £14,000-a-night Ritz hotel room where he ‘hired prostitutes to defile bed where Obamas slept’
RUSSIA has slammed claims it has compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump branding the story "total nonsense."Yesterday it was reported that a Brit spy uncovered evidence of shocking sexual information held by Russia on Trump.A Kremlin spokesman insisted the unsubstantiated dossier had been fabricated and also denied it had information on Hillary Clinton.Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, spoke to reporters on a conference call and called the dossier a 'fake' and 'fiction' which had been dreamt up to further damage US-Russia relations.He reportedly said: “The Kremlin does not have compromising information on Trump.”American news giant CNN opened the political can of worms by reporting that top US intelligence chiefs briefed trump on the explosive claims during a meeting on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.The full dossier of the British spy’s unverified claims details allegations of … [Read more...] about Russia slams ‘nonsense’ claims it has ‘compromising’ info about Donald Trump’s ‘perverted hooker romp’ in Moscow hotel room’ – and warns it will damage relations
Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on July 26, the panel announced Wednesday. The committee is investigating allegations Moscow tried to influence the outcome of last year's presidential election, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The probe's focus shifted to Trump Jr. and Manafort last week following revelations they had met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 expecting to receive damaging information about Donald Trump's election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee, told CNN that the hearing - set to begin at 10 a.m. local time (1400 UTC) - would enable the panel to begin to get testimony under oath. "There has been an enormous amount that has been said publicly but it's not under oath, which means that people are free to omit matters or lie with relative impunity," … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s son, ex-campaign manager called to testify next week