The Sally Yates Hearing Is Blowing Up In Lindsey Graham’s Face

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Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bid to save Trump’s presidency with a conspiracy filled Sally Yates hearing is blowing up in his face.

This exchange between Graham and Yates was telling:

Sen. Graham: Senator Lahey, want to make sure I understand this. The interview with general Flynn, were you investigating a policy difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration?

Miss Yates: No, senator. We were not investigating a policy difference.

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Sen. Graham: You weren’t investigating a crime, were you?

Miss Yates: We were investigating a counterintelligence threat.

Sen. Graham: Isn’t a — is a counterintelligence investigation based on a policy difference?

Miss Yates: It is based on the Russian’s systematic —

Sen. Graham: This is important. Your beef with Flynn that he was undercut Obama policy. Is that what you were worried about?

Miss Yates: What we were worried about is that he was undercutting Obama policy, then covering it up.

Sen. Graham: He hadn’t even talked to the FBI. He said the FBI — sent the FBI over. There was no leak of anything. Aren’t you really investigating a policy difference?

Miss Yates: No, senator. That is not accurate. There was a cover-up before this. That is what prompted my concerns with that he was providing false information to the vice president.

Sen. Graham: When did you know about that?

Miss Yates: That preceded this, senator.

Sen. Graham: Why didn’t you go to the White House and say, is this your policy position?

Miss Yates: The concern was not about the policy difference here, senator. The concern was about him undercutting the Obama administration and then covering it up.

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Instead of helping his conspiracy theory catch fire and revive the Trump campaign, the Yates hearing is shining a light on the Trump administration’s ties to Russia and the willingness of Republican Senators, like Lindsey Graham, to cover-up for Trump.

Sen. Graham isn’t saving anyone. He’s adding more fuel to the fire that is going to get Trump and the Republican Senate majority voted out in November.

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