Trump signed the ban on January 27, the same day Yates met for a second time with White House counsel Donald McGahn about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
SPICER: I think she's made some, you know, I think she was widely rumored to play a large role in the Justice Department if Hillary Clinton had won. "He stands by it", Spicer told reporters.
She said she did not know what happened after that, because Trump fired her that day, January 30, after she said his executive order banning Muslim immigrants was unlawful and instructed Justice employees not to implement it.
Flynn's discussions with the Russian envoy have been scrutinized as part of an FBI and multiple congressional investigations into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia's meddling in last year's election. The White House has said that McGahn immediately informed Trump. The White House, Spicer explained, was skeptical of Yates because she was "not exactly a supporter of the president".
Spicer added that he was not aware of any security restrictions placed on Flynn after the warning.
"The Russians also knew about what Gen. Flynn had done, and the Russians also knew that Gen. Flynn had misled the vice president and others", Yates said.
Meanwhile, the United States administration fiercely denied Trump's contested travel ban deliberately single out Muslims during an appeals court hearing Monday - despite the president's campaign call for a blanket Muslim ban.
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This is risky business that the first choice for National Security Advisor turned out to be a liar in the White House.
Mr Trump has repeatedly branded the issue of Russian interference "fake news" despite the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that President Vladimir Putin himself was behind the meddling.
The Trump White House on Monday confirmed that Obama raised concerns about Flynn in the November meeting. Yates stated that she has no way of knowing "what, if anything" was done about the matter, and that "If nothing was done, then certainly that would be concerning".
What happened in the 18 days between when the White House received a warning about Flynn and his firing?
"Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows - there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russian Federation and Trump", Mr Trump said. Spicer later denied that Yates showed serious worry about Flynn's call, and said she simply gave "a heads up" about it.
"Focus on Russians having chance to "blackmail" Flynn is misleading". He's also accused Obama officials of illegally leaking classified information about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak.
"That created a compromise situation, where the national security adviser could essentially be blackmailed by the Russians", she said. Trump's White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in response Monday that if Obama "was seriously concerned" about Flynn's connections to Russian Federation or other foreign countries, he should have withheld Flynn's security clearance.
US forces bombed a militia aligned with Syrian president Bashar Assad in southern Syria, a Pentagon official confirmed Thursday. In April, Daesh terrorists attempted to take the U.S. base near At Tanf in which three US-backed Syrian rebels were killed.
Rain and snow are expected to linger through Friday night in Colorado Springs, but sunnier, drier weather is ahead. According to Boulder-based powder forecaster Open Snow, Arapahoe could get up to 3 feet of snow by Saturday.
Mumbai lost three wickets inside their Powerplay, before Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma steadied the chase with a 54-run stand. Mumbai Indians have a strong batting line-up including two of its finest openers; Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel.
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PC version will use Blizzard's Battle.net service, including features like cross-game chat, and not Steam. Bungie is said to do the same thing with its upcoming first-person shooter game " Destiny 2 ".
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department told BuzzFeed News that it didn't respond to and was not investigating Ailes' death. A statement from his wife Elizabeth said she was "profoundly sad and heartbroken", calling him a "patriot". "I knew Ailes.
Talking more about the new OS, it will be getting rebuilt set of Google apps that use less memory, storage space, and mobile data. GE, LG, and Whirlpool smart appliances can now be connected to the Google Home speaker you'll be buying soon enough.
Lewis and myself picked up wheel-spin straight away. "What can I say? He was respectful and that stayed the same even at the end". One of the best drives was that of young German-Mauritian Pascal Wehrlein in the Sauber.
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Mueller was appointed Wednesday by Rosenstein, who had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing. Rosenstein's decision to name a special counsel seems to have helped redeem his reputation as a nonpartisan operative.
But he said he changed his mind after speaking with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. That means the US government must look at Mexican and Canadian suppliers as favorably as it does with American suppliers.
Trump to meet French President-elect Macron in May
The vote - 66% for centrist Macron to 34% for Le Pen - proved a stronger victory than many analysts and polls had projected. His rivals now will be motivated to keep Macron from making further gains during the two-round parliamentary election.
Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack
The kingdom's electronic security agency says about 18 percent of Saudi Telecom's computers were affected by the cyberattack. Who was behind the huge global cyber-attack? You may not have heard of the Lazarus Group, but you may be aware of its work.
Pogba to return for Manchester United on Sunday
Both teams have goals in them and it is more than likely that Palace will score and you would also expect United to score at home. From Mourinho's perspective, some United players gave him food for thought ahead of the Ajax game.
Man freed from prison faces possible deportation to Cuba
Lima-Marin's attorney Kimberly Diego says Lima-Marin came to the US from Cuba at the age of 2 during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. The decision regarding Lima-Marin's case is also now being reviewed by the Colorado Attorney General's office.
Major Announcements From Google I/O 2017
If you're a developer ad interested in Instant Apps feature, you can head to g.co/InstantApps to find out more information. This newly introduced version of the Android OS brings forward numerous changes.