President Trump has re-nominated a former Fox News contributor to be his U.S. ambassador to Singapore.
Previously, K.T. McFarland’s nomination appeared in doubt due to her connection to the Russia investigation.
And now, McFarland, a national security expert, will likely face new questions about any connections or knowledge she had about Michael Flynn and his conversations with Russian officials.
Flynn’s guilty plea in the special counsel probe showed that he emailed with McFarland about his talks with then-Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition.
“Her nomination is frozen for a while until that gets worked out,” Sen. Bob Corker previously told CNN. “She has to know that herself, and we’ll deal with it at the appropriate time.”
McFarland testified in July that she was “not aware of any of the issues or events” surrounding Flynn’s contact with Kislyak.
She left her position at the National Security Council last April, at which time she was expected to accept her nomination for the ambassadorship.
The White House has yet to comment on the matter.
- Report from POLITICO
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