Former acting attorney general Sally Yates warned the Trump White House about Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia weeks before Flynn was removed from his post as national security advisor—and weeks before Trump was still expressing his faith in Michael Flynn. Since then, the Trump regime has worked overtime to delay Yate’s testimony and done their best to disown Flynn.
But Yates with scheduled to testify today, one thing is clear: Donald Trump is scared to death of this woman. He’s scrambling to both discredit Yates …
Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Counsel.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
And to pin his national security advisor on President Obama.
Barack Obama fired Michael Flynn for being a miserable manager and general jackass. Donald Trump picked up Flynn, made his anti-Obama tirades the center of his foreign policy, and put him in the most sensitive position in American intelligence. One of these men turned out to have poor judgement.
Trump was anxious to talk about one aspect of Russian meddling on Sunday.
The problem with this question is that it’s based on a false premise. The DNC turned over thousands of documents to the FBI and cooperated in the investigation. But it’s good to see Trump name Russia and not include “Or China or a 400-lb. kid in a bed,”
That’s far from the only recent TrumpTweet on the topic. A week ago, Trump was pushing the idea there was a connection between John Podesta and Russia. A day before that, he was back onto the “Hillary sold our uranium” false claim.
None of these tweets mentioned Yates by name, but it’s clear that Monday’s Senate hearing is definitely occupying a lot of Trump’s attention. Which only makes Yates’ testimony more interesting.