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Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Trump-Russia

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Yates Testifies:
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Former acting attorney general Sally Yates delivered dramatic testimony on Monday before a Senate Judiciary sub-Committee, once again putting a spotlight on Donald Trump, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and likely collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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In her climactic appearance along with former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., Yates provided damning evidence that simply does not bode well for “The Donald.” First, she testified that she issued an urgent warning to the White House counsel concerning suspicious contact between Gen. Flynn and Russia that she believed left him open to blackmail. Incidentally, this is the same contact Flynn “forgot” to disclose to congress and lied about to VP Mike Pence.

According to former CIA and NSA director Michael V. Hayden: “If the acting attorney general insists on seeing the White House counsel, that is a tectonic thing in its own right,” Hayden said. “It suggests one: the chaos in the Trump White House, second is the inordinate distrust of the officials from the government they were replacing, and third is going to feed that darker narrative out there with regard to the relationship with the Trump campaign and the Russian Federation.”

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White House counsel Donald McGahn

Next, Yates described 2 in-person meetings she had with Trump White House Counsel Donald McGahn. Both meetings were attended by a McGahn associates and a Justice Department career civil servant from the national security division (meaning, there were plenty of witnesses). Yates testified that on January 26th, she told McGahn that the Justice Dept. was aware that the information Flynn was telling Mike Pence regarding contacts with the Russians was untrue. She explained the “underlying conduct was problematic in and of itself” and that it set up the potential for Flynn to be “compromised.” McGahn called her back to the White House on January 27th to inquire about the ramifications of one White House official lying to another, whether Flynn might be criminally prosecuted and whether taking action would compromise the investigation.

This information is important, since it calls into question why Michael Flynn was allowed to remain on the job for 18 days AFTER the acting attorney general made it clear to The White House that Flynn may have been compromised and was now a national security threat.

In addition to the testimony from Yates, it was also learned on Monday that President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Trump not to hire Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Mr. Obama was privy to the national security information regarding Flynn and attempted to warn Trump of the incoming disaster. Trump ignored his predecessor and hired Flynn anyway, only to fire him less than 2 weeks later.

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Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak

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Not surprisingly, Donald Trump took to Twitter following the testimony from Yates in the hopes of politically spinning the story to his advantage.

“Russia-Trump” collusion story is a total hoax,” Trump tweeted.

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Political analysts immediately pounced on the tweet, pointing out that not only was it unpresidential for him to call a federal investigation of this magnitude a “hoax,” but also how exhausting it has become that Trump always calls any negative stories about him “fake” and all positive and/or made up stories concerning him (such as the GOP’s pretend repeal celebration of Obamacare last week) great!

If collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is actually fake, Donald Trump could put an immediate end to all speculation by using the power of his office.  He could call for the appointment of an independent investigation that does not involve either political party, then require that each and every person even loosely connected to the possibility of collusion volunteer to testify.  Next, he could interrupt prime-time television programming and speak directly to the American people, explaining to them emphatically how he was never involved in any collusion with any foreign entity, and how he will prosecute to the full extent of the law ANY member of his administration who is found to have been.  He could also answer some underlying questions the American public wants to know:  Did McGahn tell Trump about his meetings with Yates? Did McGahn ever review the intelligence she presented? Who made the decision that keeping Flynn on the job until 4 days after The Washington Post broke the story that Flynn had lied to Pence? Why did they not believe his ongoing presence in the administration was a problem?  Why did they not inform Pence that Flynn had lied to him and that he was telling untruths to the American people?

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Wouldn’t it make sense for Donald Trump to come forward with honesty and directness, answer all questions, hold all members of his administration accountable, and put an end to all speculation of wrongdoing once and for all?

Yes — except, the only problem is, Trump will NEVER do this. Why?  Because he knows something and he’s hiding something — which is why he continues to stall the investigation, act uncooperative, and attempt to convince the American public that his connection to Russia is fake and is simply being made up by the “fake media,”  that’s why.

So, remember folks, where there’s smoke there’s fire — and this one’s about to roar!

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WATCH SALLY YATES OBLITERATE SEN. TED CRUZ


 

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Truthiz1
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Thanks for the video DJ. I saw a bit of her Ms. Yates testimony yesterday. I am total agreement with Wolf, she was "remarkable." Not the least bit intimidated by Repub Senators who tried their darnedest to rattle her. She wasn't having any of it. A very smart lady. And yes she "crushed" Ted Cruz (another fella who passes for being "a very smart guy" in the Republican party). The video clearly shows that she took to the so-called Constitutional scholar" to *school." And she clearly put to rest any notion that Trump and members of his staff weren't adequately warned -multiple times- about Flynn, including the fact that even Pres. Obama told that fool (who's playing president) about Flynn. Will out-an-out "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia ever be proven? Who knows. But we most certainly do need an Independent investigation into the matter to find out as… Read more »
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I didn't see her testify live but I caught some of it on CNN last night. It's crazy how Russia interfered in our election but Repubs want to play politics and ignore it and protect everybody just because they are all Republicans. What ever happen to everybody being American when it involves a enemy. The whole thing is ridiculous and I hope they all get thrown out or put in jail when we learn the whole story.

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….on a somewhat related note…… I also want to add – there is no doubt in my mind that looking at the nightmare we're having to deal with here in America with Trump in the White House -that reality has scared the crap out of a lot of people around the world -some call it the "Trump effect." At least for now other countries are saying "No.Thanks" to taking such an extremely high risk of electing a dangerous right-wing extremist of their own. But Russia won't stop trying to disrupt the governments of certain nations, especially EU member countries – and of course, the U.S. However, lots of people are on to Russia now so We have a fighting chance. Btw- It was reported that 48 hrs prior to France's recent presidential election a massive amount of hacked emails were dumped on the French people. As per French reporters, the… Read more »
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"Republicans Tried to Make the Trump–Russia Hearings About Anything but Trump and Russia" We’re in a moment of incredible political surrealism. Excerpt: No Republican at the hearing challenged the assertion that Flynn was compromised. None suggested a defensible reason why Trump might have kept Flynn around for 18 days after Yates spoke to McGahn, firing him only after the Washington Post reported on his lies. The Republican senators simply and insistently changed the subject, over and over again. The hearing was officially about “Russian Interference in the 2016 Election,” BUT they acted as though the subject were actually leaks, or unmasking, or even—I swear—Hillary Clinton’s emails. It was as if two different hearings were going on simultaneously. Thirteen years ago, an anonymous aide to George W. Bush—later revealed to be Karl Rove—told the journalist Ron Suskind: “We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And… Read more »
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BREAKING at about 5:30 PM "Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey" President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the presidential election. “The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday. Trump’s campaign aides are the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia on the hacking and release of Democratic National Committee documents during the 2016 elections. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former top adviser to Trump’s campaign who was, until Tuesday, Comey’s boss at the Justice Department, has recused himself from that investigation. Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended Comey be removed from his post in letters to Trump Tuesday. […]… Read more »
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