Tag: Sally Yates

Yates: Russians Had ‘Real Leverage’ Over Flynn [VIDEO]

Russian officials had “real leverage” over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told CNN. In a new interview with Anderson Cooper, Yates says Flynn was in a “serious compromise situation,” which led her to inform the White House. Before his dismissal, Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence, and…

Colbert: Even Comey’s Firing Was All About Trump [VIDEO]

Colbert point out the irony of Trump firing Comey for hurting Hillary Clinton during the election, in his Trump voice: “Thanks for the presidency, Jimmy. Now don’t let the door hit you where the Electoral College split ya.” Colbert read Trump’s letter to Comey, which alleged that Comey had told him three times that he…

Trevor Noah Mocks Trump/Comey Firing [VIDEO]

On his latest show Trevor Noah addressed Donald Trump explanation of firing FBI director James Comey over his investigation with Russian. “The memo says, ‘I cannot defend the director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails,’” Mr. Noah said. “And another part of it says, ‘We do not hold press conferences…

Sally Yates: I Told WH Michael Flynn Was ‘Compromised’

At a hearing Monday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper faced questions about ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Russia’s election interference, and President Trump’s executive order banning travel from several majority-Muslim nations. Yates said she told the administration Jan. 26 that…

Sally Yates, James Clapper To Testify At Senate Hearing On Trump/Russia

WATCH THE LIVE EVENT HERE. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are testifying in front of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday, and the main topic of discussion is expected to be ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump fired Yates for declining to defend…

Report: Obama Warned Trump on Hiring Mike Flynn

Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned then-President-elect Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Three former Obama administration officials told NBC News that the warning came during an Oval Office meeting between Obama and Trump two days after the 2016 presidential election. A senior White House official confirmed this account, saying “why…

Ex Att. Gen. Sally Yates Expected To Testify On Flynn/Russia Probe

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing May 8 on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yates and James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence will appear at an open hearing of the crime and terrorism subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It will mark…

House Oversight Committee: Flynn ‘Inappropriately’ Took Foreign Money

The White House on Tuesday denied the House Oversight Committee’s request for documents relating to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired in February for lying to the vice president. Additionally, the committee’s leaders said Flynn “inappropriately” accepted money from foreign governments. In a letter to the committee’s chairman, Jason Chaffetz, White House…