Donald Trump fired the Acting Attorney General Sally Yates in early 2017 to fend off the investigation into his Russia scandal. Since then the scandal has nonetheless continued to close in around Trump. With four of his people having been arrested and two more of them having cut plea deals against him, Trump is becoming more desperate by the day. This morning he graced us with his most paranoid delusional, and his most criminal, rant to date. Yates, who doesn’t tweet very often, promptly said what we’re all thinking about Trump.
Trump tweet this surreal gibberish on Tuesday morning: “Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.” The pushback against this insane (and illegal) tweet was swift and wide, but Yates hit the nail right on the head.
Sally Yates quoted Trump’s felonious and idiotic slop pile and added this: “POTUS on 12/28: “I have the absolute right to do what I want with the Justice Department.” Today he slanders career DOJ professionals as “deep state,” calls for prison for a political opponent, and tries to sic DOJ on a potential witness against him. Beyond abnormal; dangerous.” It was the first time Yates that had tweeted in more than a week, highlighting how important she thought it was to push back against this disgusting and mostly incomprehensible attack by Trump.
Sally Yates has counterattacked Donald Trump several times in recent months. After he attacked the FBI, she shot back with “The FBI is in “tatters”? No. The only thing in tatters is the President’s respect for the rule of law. The dedicated men and women of the FBI deserve better.”