Former acting attorney general Sally Yates said that she had prosecuted obstruction of justice cases that had less evidence than the federal government has on Trump.
Anyone who pays attention knew a Friday morning twitter tantrum was imminent. For while Trump prides himself for his ability to use the element of surprise, there are two things for which he is so predictable it must sting his fragile ego. Trump will obsess over media coverage of him and when the coverage isn’t favorable he’ll tweet that it’s fake news. In Trumpland, the emperor decides what is true and what isn’t. Anything that makes Trump look good is “true” anything that shows him how he really is, is not.
The testimony that Sally Yates and James Clapper gave to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism dealt a fatal blow to the White House’s claims that the Russia story is fake news.
This is how you spell personal accountability. It took 18 days for the Trump White House to get rid of retired General Mike Flynn after they were told that he was being dishonest about his conversations with Russian officials.
Maddow said Trump's move to distract from the Sally Yates hearing was the most "cynical" thing she has seen in politics in "many, many years."
Not only did Yates best the White House and its GOP allies on the facts, but she also destroyed them on the optics, which may be even more important to the former reality star president.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) got his head handed to him by Sally Yates during the first round of questioning, so he didn't bother to show up for round two.
During the Sally Yates hearing on Monday, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz tried to best Sally Yates with the law, only to be humiliated by her legal knowledge.
Malcolm Nance highlighted Sally Yates testifying that the Russians have their own transcript of Flynn call and can blackmail the Trump White House if they lie.
Sen. Lindsey Graham came right out of the gate with a false statement at the hearing where Sally Yates is testifying about the Mike Flynn/Russia scandal. Graham said that the joint intelligence report found no collusion between Trump and Russia. This was a false statement.
Things are getting desperate up in the Trump White House, as the President's official Twitter account has just accused Sally Yates of leaking classified information.
While meeting with Donald Trump after the election, President Obama warned the then president-elect not to hire Mike Flynn, which means that Trump is ultimately responsible for Flynn's potential crimes while serving as national security adviser.
"Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council."
The Trump White House is planning on running a smear campaign against Sally Yates while she testifies before Congress about the Trump/Russia scandal.
Sally Yates is described as being motivated and ready to set the record straight about the warning that she gave the White House about Mike Flynn's Russia activities when he testifies before the Senate.
Having Sally Yates testify, and being able to hear her testimony, would do much to restore the public’s trust in government.
Schiff asked, "Was today's open hearing cancelled because WH did not want Sally Yates to testify re Gen Flynn's deception?"
The big mistake that proves the White House is engaging in a Russia cover-up came when the President tried to silence Sally Yates.
"I’m told that she had some very interesting things to tell the committee...and so the White House and the chairman needed to shut her down"
Top Obama officials told the new administration that Flynn "was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail."