President Donald Trump angrily lashed out at former acting Attorney General Sally Yates as she began to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, accusing her of the “greatest political crime of the century.”
USA Today explains the reason Yates is testifying before the committee, which is chaired by a close congressional ally of the president, Sen. Lindsey Graham:
“The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to question the former Obama administration official about the early days of the investigation into former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, who would later plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to Trump’s inauguration.”
As Sen. Graham was making his opening statement, Trump fired off this tweet:
Sally Yates has zero credibility. She was a part of the greatest political crime of the Century, and ObamaBiden knew EVERYTHING! Sally Yates leaked the General Flynn conversation? Ask her under oath. Republicans should start playing the Democrats game!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2020
Be sure and note the line “Sally Yates leaded the General Flynn conversation?” The president has zero proof of such an allegation, but thought he’d throw it out there to try and muddy the water as Yates gives her testimony.
As for Trump wanting Flynn to be asked “under oath,” that goes both ways. Why did he refuse to speak to Special Counsel Robert Mueller under oath?
Also, when it comes to Flynn, it pays to remember that the former national security adviser pleaded guilty to “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI.
The president was reminded of just how ridiculous he sounded in his unhinged tweet:
I miss having a president that doesn’t watch cable news all day and whine about it on Twitter. ?
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) August 5, 2020
— Themanw/oaparty (@Rich3Dawg) August 5, 2020
1. Obama and Biden were POTUS and VP when Michael Flynn spoke to Russia.
2. Sally Yates was Deputy Attorney General under Obama.
3. Therefore she would know.
4. Yates told Trump about Flynn.
5. Trump didn’t want to know until he was compromised.
6. Trump is lying.
— Mike Pence – Professional Mannequin (@vespertilioAJR) August 5, 2020
1. Sally Yates is a PATRIOT.
2. She tried to warn your stupid, traitorous ass
3. You fired her because of it
4. She has more integrity in her pinky than your entire administration
5. Mike Flynn is a criminal. You both belong in PRISON.
6. YOU should testify under oath
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 5, 2020
Aren’t you glad to see that Trump is focused on the fact that the death count from COVID-19 now stands at 160,000 and rising? Heck of a job, Donnie!
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