Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was due before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, where she spoke about her warnings to the White House about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.
His defense of timeline of Flynn's dismissal comes one day after Yates revealed during a dramatic Senate hearing that she delivered dire warnings to the White House counsel that Flynn was compromised because he misrepresented to senior administration officials his conversations with Russia's US ambassador.
She added: " To state the obvious, you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians".
"(White House counsel Don) McGahn came back to me and did not sound like an emergency", Trump said of Yates' information about Flynn.
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The FBI as well as the US Senate and House intelligence committees have been investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and any possible ties between Trump's associates and Moscow.
"I think the most severe would be a subpoena", he said.
Flynn had previously held a position in the former administration, but was sacked from his position as head of the defense intelligence agency.
What happened in the 18 days between when the White Housereceived a warning about Flynn and his firing?
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged that President Obama did make clear in November that he was "not a fan" of Michael Flynn.
In Monday's hearing, Clapper reiterated his original statement from March, in which he said he had seen no evidence of collusion between Trump officials and Russian Federation. The administration reviewed that evidence for almost two weeks before asking for Flynn's resignation "to make sure that we did the right thing", he said.
Ms. Yates refused to discuss the details, citing confidentiality reasons, and stuck to the formulation that Mr. Flynn's "underlying conduct" made him susceptible to Russian blackmail.
Asked why Trump continues to defend Flynn after giving him the hook, Spicer said the retired lieutenant general served the USA honorably for more than 30 years and was asked for his resignation because he "misinformed" Pence, but beyond that he had an honorable career, served with distinction and Trump did "not want to smear a good man".
SPICER: Appointed by the Obama administration and a strong opponent - a strong supporter of Clinton.
Even after Yates' initial explanation on January 26, White House Counsel Donald McGahn didn't seem to get it. A spokesman for Flynn did not immediately return a request for comment when asked about the subpoenas.
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