Tag Archive: Sally Yates

May 09 2017

The Russian Connection: Still Too Many Questions

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate subcommittee about Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Russian entanglement. “We wanted to tell the White House as quickly as possible,” Ms. Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday. “To state the obvious: You don’t want your national security adviser compromised with the …

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Jan 31 2017

The Resistance: Monday Night Massacre

Monday night, three hours after acting Attorney General Sally Yates issued a letter instructing US Attorneys not to defend Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump fired her. The last time that happened was in 1973, when Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox at the height of the Watergate scandal. It precipitated the resignation of Attorney …

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