A member of Trump's transition team mentioned to a colleague in an email exchange that Russia "has just handed him elections in the US", according to a report on Saturday.
The email, from K.T. McFarland was described by the New York Times in a report that cast doubt on public claims that the White House has distanced Trump officials from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to lie to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambbadador.
Speaking to a colleague in an email exchange on December 29, McFarland addressed the sanctions that the Obama administration slapped Russia in retaliation for interfering with the 2016 election process. The Times said that McFarland, when he mentioned the elections He was explaining how sanctions would make it more difficult for Trump to improve the relationship between the United States and Russia.
The report notes that it is not clear what McFarland was referring to the comment, but the White House The lawyer dismissed the remark as a nod to how the Democrats portrayed the outcome of the election.
McFarland, who later served as deputy national security adviser, is now Trump's candidate to be United States ambbadador to Singapore.
along with a series of panels from Congress, are investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 campaign.
Flynn was charged on Friday with a charge of "making false, fictitious and fraudulent statements intentionally "the FBI on communications exchanged with the then Russian ambbadador, Sergey Kislyak, shortly after Trump took office.
He also agreed to cooperate with Mueller's position. eam