Trump Wants Yates Questioned On Leaks, White House Confirms Obama Warned Against Flynn,

Trump Wants Yates Questioned On Leaks

President Trump wants senators to quiz former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about leaks of information to the news media. Trump tweeted this morning — quote — “Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it” to administration officials. Yates is testifying before a Senate panel today on her warning to the White House about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Three weeks later, Flynn was fired for misleading comments he made about conversations with the Russian ambassador.

White House Confirms Obama Warned Against Flynn

Michael Flynn was named as national security advisor despite a warning from President Obama. That’s according to the White House, which now confirms that in a meeting shortly after President Trump’s election victory, then-President Barack Obama warned President Trump against hiring Flynn. Obama fired Flynn as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, reportedly over mismanagement and temperament concerns. Trump made Flynn step down earlier this year amid questions about inappropriate contacts with Russia’s ambassador, and after Flynn made misleading comments about those discussions.

Federal Appeals Court In Richmond To Hear Trump Travel Ban

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments today about President Trump’s travel ban. All 15 judges are expected to listen to arguments from both sides. The Trump Administration is appealing the ruling handed down by a judge in Maryland in March that blocked the ban of new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries. No decision is expected at this afternoon’s session that begins at 2:30.

Metro Satisfaction Stays Low

Metro satisfaction is remaining well below its target range. A new survey released this morning shows only 69-percent of riders are satisfied with the rail service. Seventy-four-percent of commuters are happy with Metrobus. Both of those figures are below the WMATA goal of 85-percent. The agency adds ridership is down eleven-percent from this time last year, largely due to service interruptions from SafeTrack. Officials are expected to discuss these figures at the next board meeting on Thursday.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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