A former Trump administration official has revised her statement to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators after the guilty plea of former national security adviser Michael Flynn contradicted her account of his conversations with Russia’s ambassador, The Washington Post reports. K.T. McFarland, who previously served as Flynn’s deputy, had initially denied that she had ever spoken to him about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak regarding sanctions. But after Flynn’s guilty plea was made public—with one line explicitly referencing a conversation between Flynn and McFarland on sanctions—McFarland altered her statement to show he may have at one point referred to sanctions, according to the Post. McFarland, who is reportedly not seen as a critical witness in the Mueller probe, is also said to have been viewed as“inconsistent” by FBI investigators. She was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ambassador to Singapore last year but failed to pass the vetting process, as lawmakers discovered she’d lied to a Senate committee about her interactions with Flynn.
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