One of them was former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates owning Sen.
Flynn was sacked for misleading the Vice President.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File).
Spicer, the White House press secretary, said Yates had come to the White House on January 26. President Barack Obama warned Donald Tru.
Yates did not say what Flynn had discussed with ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a number of December 2016 phone calls, which were secretly monitored by U.S. intelligence.
Trump - despite Obama's warnings - proceeded to hire Flynn, who only lasted 23 days, before being fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about inappropriate communications he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Pence said in January that Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling. Mr Flynn resigned from his post on 13 February, after media reports began to surface about his actions.
"To state the obvious", she added later, "you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians".
Yates said the discrepancy could open up Flynn to blackmail from the Russian government, since they would know the full conversation.
Yates briefly led the U.S. Justice Department until Trump fired her on January 30 for declining to defend his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. She said she was not.
Before the hearing, the president had tweeted that it was the Obama administration, not he, that had given Mr Flynn "the highest security clearance" when he worked at the Pentagon. Mr Obama had cautioned against Mr Flynn, whom he fired in 2014 as head of the Defence Intelligence Agency because of his poor record in administration and personnel management.
As soon as she read the details of Michael Flynn's interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, at the end of January, Yates called White House counsel Don McGahn and said they needed to talk in private, she testified. Flynn served under Obama as defense intelligence chief before Obama dismissed him from that post.
It didn't seem like the most promising venue for memes, but yesterday's Senate committee hearing on Russian influence in the 2016 election provided two of them nevertheless.
Meanwhile, the USA administration fiercely denied Trump's contested travel ban deliberately single out Muslims during an appeals court hearing Monday - despite the president's campaign call for a blanket Muslim ban.
On November 18, 2016, Michael Flynn accepted President-elect Donald Trump's offer to the position of National Security Advisor.
Sally Yates testifies on General Michael Flynn. In March, the FBI confirmed it is conducting a separate investigation into whether any of Trump's current or former aides improperly coordinated with Russian intelligence.