The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry.
According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege.
Yates and other former intelligence officials had been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee this week, a hearing that was abruptly canceled by the panel’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Yates was the deputy attorney general in the final years of the Obama administration, and served as the acting attorney general in the first days of the Trump administration.
SALLY YATES IS A SNITCH AND A COWARD. I’M TIRED OF OBAMA’S OLD WHITE HOUSE BUDDIES ATTEMPTING TO STIR THE POT AND MAKE UP FALSE STORIES ABOUT THE TRUMP REGIME’S RELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA. GET SALLY YATES OUT OF MY LIFE FOREVER.
I BET SALLY YATES DOESN’T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT RUSSIA AND SHE IS LYING ABOUT BEING TOLD THAT TRUMP IS BLOCKING HER FROM TESTIFYING. HOW CAN WE TRUST THE OPINION OF A BROAD WHO WAS JUST FIRED IN JANUARY. IF LESTER FIRES ME FROM DEADSERIOUSNESS I WILL GO RUNNING TO THE SUPREME COURT TO MAKE UP ACCUSATIONS ABOUT HIS TIES TO THE SOVIET UNION.
SALLY YATES IS FAKE NEWS.