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K.T. McFarland: FBI Tried to Set 'Perjury Trap' for Me

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K.T. McFarland, shown here in 2017 (CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 21 February 2020 01:07 PM

Former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland told Fox News on Friday that the FBI, taking part in former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, tried to catch her in a "perjury trap" that led nowhere.

"The FBI showed up at my house unannounced," McFarland, who worked under former national security adviser Michael Flynn and who has a book coming out about her time in the Trump campaign and administration, told "Fox & Friends" Friday morning. "I was all by myself. They come in and I said, 'Do I need a lawyer for anything? I have never met with any Russians. I have never dealt with any Russians.'"

The agents reportedly told her that they couldn't tell her not to get an attorney, but said they were just looking for a "little bit of information" about the probe.

"So, I naively went along with it. The whole time they were setting me up for a perjury trap," she said, adding that the FBI "seized all of my files, my documents, text messages, cell phones from the period I was in government ... They had control of them. They wouldn't let me have control of them."

McFarland said, "They thought they could pressure me to say, 'Well, I lied in one of my early talks with you guys when I didn't have access to my information.'"

She said that investigators quizzed her about a 90-minute period she spent at Mar-a-Lago, and that they asked whether this was when she received orders from Trump.

"I looked at them and I said, 'No, that was actually when I was having lunch with my husband and I put my cell phone away.' Look, they had absolutely targeted me for a perjury crime or to link Trump and until I got the best lawyer in the country to come along with me, they really thought they had me."

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Former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland told Fox News on Friday that the FBI, taking part in former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, tried to catch her in a "perjury trap" that led nowhere.
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