Tag Archives: Sally Yates

Yates: Russia Had “Real Leverage” Over Flynn [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The Russian government had “real leverage” over former national security adviser Michael Flynn when he was fired by President Donald Trump, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said in an interview that aired Tuesday morning. Yates informed the White House that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence and others about the nature of conversations he had had ...

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Funny Or Die Provides Hilarious “Subtext Transcript” Of Sally Yates’ Smackdown Of Sen. Ted Cruz [VIDEO]

On Monday, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates went toe-to-toe with Ted Cruz in her Senate testimony on Trump’s travel. Virtually everybody except Breitbart (of course) gave the win to Yates and today Funny Or Die provides an onscreen “subtext transcript” of their exchange. Watch below.

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

PBS reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is likely to face another round of questioning over a Senate judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russia’s role in the 2016 elections during his Tuesday news briefing. On Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she bluntly warned the Trump White House that new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “essentially could be ...

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Hair Furor Freaks Out Over Sally Yates

Talking Points Memo reports: In the wake of long-awaited testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that neither had anything new to say. Yates made headlines by testifying that she warned the White House that Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn could be “compromised ...

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BOOM: Sally Yates Hands Ted Cruz His Head [VIDEO]

The HuffPost reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attempted to school career federal prosecutor Sally Yates on the law, and it did not go well. While the hearing was focused on Trump and his associates’ alleged ties to Russia, some senators, including Cruz, instead focused on Yates’ refusal to defend the president’s executive order. While questioning that decision, Cruz, also a ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Testifies Before Senate Panel On Russian Hacking

Scheduled to start at 2:30PM Eastern. CNN reports: Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to deliver long-awaited testimony Monday afternoon before a Senate subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Yates was thrust into the national spotlight after she broke with President Donald Trump over the enforcement of his travel ban, an action which led to her ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing, Spicer Likely To Face Grilling About Flynn And Sally Yates

Remember when these were boring? CNBC reports: White House spokesman Sean Spicer gives his daily press briefing Monday afternoon. He will likely face questions about former national security advisor Michael Flynn after reports said that President Barack Obama warned his successor President Donald Trump against hiring Flynn for the post. Trump fired Flynn in February after he lied about the ...

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Trump Again Blames Obama For Flynn Scandal

ABC News reports: Sally Yates, the former acting United States attorney general who drew the ire of President Donald Trump for issuing instructions to the Department of Justice not to defend his first “travel ban” executive order, is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. ...

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House Intel Committee Asks John Brennan, James Tapper, Sally Yates To Testify Publicly On Trump/Russia

Business Insider reports: The House Intelligence Committee announced on Friday that it had extended invitations to three former officials with knowledge of Russia’s interference in the US election to testify in an open hearing in May, over a month after the committee’s chairman first scrapped the session. “Yesterday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent two letters related to ...

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REPORT: The White House Sought To Block Former Acting AG Sally Yates From Testifying On Russia

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. According to ...

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Loony Louie Gohmert: Sally Yates Is An Unpatriotic Political Hack And “Hacks Have To Be Jacked” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former acting attorney general Sally Yates “showed herself to be a political hack,” Rep. Louie Gohmert said Tuesday morning, loyal not to President Donald Trump but to his predecessor. “A good book once said and still says you can’t serve two masters and apparently we had an acting attorney general that was still serving the Obama administration,” Gohmert ...

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Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Orders DOJ Not To Defend Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

The New York Times reports: Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, ordered the Justice Department on Monday not to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration in court. “I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for ...

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