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KT McFarland’s Testimony Contradicted Her Emails on Russia Contacts

In a congressional testimony, former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland misrepresented her knowledge of former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s communications with Russia’s ambassador, The New York Times reported Monday. “Did you ever discuss any of General Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak directly with General Flynn?” Sen. Corey Booker asked McFarland in written comments as part of McFarland’s confirmation process in July. “I am not aware of any of the issues or events as described above,” McFarland wrote in her reply. But as the Times reported last week, McFarland was aware of Flynn’s communications with Kislyak in December, and even described them in an email to a superior on the transition team.