Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BTW - He's Also Being Hit By Sally Yates

Sally Yates, the former top official in the justice department, said in an interview published on Tuesday that she had expected the Trump White House to take action immediately after she told them that national security adviser Michael Flynn had become “compromised with the Russians”.

Instead, the White House waited 18 days before firing Flynn, acting only after Flynn’s allegedly compromised status was unveiled in media reports.


In a second interview released Tuesday, Yates said that Flynn, in his clandestine contacts with Russian operatives, had possibly committed a crime or crimes.

“There’s certainly a criminal statute that was implicated by his conduct,” Yates told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.


Yates was dismissed by Trump after she declined to defend his first travel ban against visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries, which she deemed unlawful.

Yates shot down several key talking points the White House has used to diffuse her bombshell testimony last week before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on the concerns she’d raised about former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

“I absolutely did not use the term ‘heads up,’” Yates told Cooper, referencing the January meeting in which she told White House Counsel Don McGahn that Flynn was “compromised with respect to the Russians.”

“There was nothing casual about this,” she added.


“When you call the White House counsel and say you have to meet with them that day about something you can’t talk about on the phone and you tell them that their national security adviser may be able to be blackmailed by the Russians, I’m not sure how much more of a siren do you need to sound,” Yates told CNN.

...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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