12/11/2017 3:43:18 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Two Democratic senators have delayed KT McFarland’s nomination to become US ambassador to Singapore, requesting more information on her knowledge of contacts between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials.
In a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ( Democrat, New York), Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Cory Booker of New Jersey announced they were placing a hold on McFarland’s nomination until she “publicly clarifies” possible conflicts in her statements about contacts between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia’s former ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak
Booker questioned McFarland in writing in July about whether she had ever spoken to Flynn about his communications with Kislyak before Trump took office.
“I am not aware of any of the issues or events described above,” McFarland wrote back.
But emails obtained by The New York Times this week revealed that McFarland was aware of a crucial email exchange between Flynn and Kislyak.
Trump announced McFarland’s nomination to the Singapore ambassadorship in May, a month after she stepped down from the National Security Council.