Former SecDef Robert Gates Throws Cold Water on Flynn Blackmail Narrative [Video]

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ claims that Mike Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia were challenged by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, had resigned after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Mr. Flynn, who served in the job for less than a month, said he had given “incomplete information” regarding a telephone call he had with the ambassador in late December. Secretary Gates finds in highly unlikely that Mr. Flynn could or would be in a position to be blackmailed. Mr. Gates makes it very clear in the video. Please watch.

As Written By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is casting doubt on the claim that former national security adviser Michael Flynn opened himself up to blackmail by the Russian government by making misleading statements about his phone calls with Russia’s ambassador.

“In all honesty, I think it’s kind of a stretch,” Gates said Sunday when asked about the Flynn blackmail theory during an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

The claim that Flynn was a prime blackmail target of the Kremlin was made last week by former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Yates testified at a Senate hearing that she warned White House general counsel Donald McGahn about Flynn and his contacts with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about the calls by claiming that he and Kislyak did not discuss sanctions………


Robert Gates: A ‘Stretch’ To Think Flynn Was Blackmailed | The Daily Caller

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