• KT McFarland, a top official on President Donald Trump’s transition team, said in an email last December that they should reassure Russia, which she said had just “thrown the U.S.A. election” to Trump.
  • The email, obtained by The New York Times, sheds new light on McFarland’s role in coordinating the transition team’s attempts to convince Russia not to retaliate against the US after President Barack Obama announced new sanctions and the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats last year.

A senior member of President Donald Trump’s transition team said in email to a colleague on December 29, 2016, shortly after the Obama administration had imposed new sanctions on Russia, that the transition team should try to reassure the country that had just “thrown” the election to Trump.


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