Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that when the FBI interviewed then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn in January 2017, it was done without her authorization, and that she was upset when she found out about it.
H/T: Fox News
"I was upset that Director Comey didn't coordinate that with us and acted unilaterally," Yates said.
"Did Comey go rogue?" Graham asked.
"You could use that term, yes," Yates agreed.
Sally Yates: Knowing What I Know Now, I Would Not Have Signed FISA Warrant Based On Steele Dossier pic.twitter.com/GjFxdsZsv7— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 5, 2020
“As the deputy attorney general and the number two person at the Justice Department, I was responsible for the actions of every single employee at DOJ, all 113,000 of them," Yates offered. "That includes everybody at FBI, DEA, and ATF and U.S. Attorney’s offices and all the lawyers at the Department of Justice. I was responsible, in that sense, for the actions of all of them.”
Former Deputy AG Sally Yates testifies ex-FBI Director James Comey went "rogue" on Flynn casepic.twitter.com/LST8KA1xwT— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 5, 2020
Sally Yates is testifying to Senate, but James Comey may feel the heat in the Russia probe | Just The News https://t.co/hjpRkte5vL— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 5, 2020
WATCH: Sen. @tedcruz grills Sally Yates.— The Hill (@thehill) August 5, 2020
Cruz: "When did you first become aware that the Obama Admin. was surveilling the Donald Trump campaign?"
Sally Yates: "The Obama Admin. was not surveilling the Donald Trump campaign."
Cruz: "So a FISA application is not surveillance?" pic.twitter.com/IJSxalco49
Sally Yates looked like the incompetent fool she is when trying to articulate a lie. Unfortunately for her, my closed door testimony to Congress already helped launch a criminal investigation into her and her cohorts. Mifsud a Russian asset? I think our 🇮🇹 friends beg to differ!— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) August 5, 2020
BREAKING: Sally Yates testified she had no idea what her deputy Bruce Ohr was doing regarding the Crossfire Hurricane case— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) August 5, 2020
WAIT A MINUTE. Sally Yates previously testified she had no recollection of any briefings w FBI re Crossfire Hurricane, but she just now told Sen Booker she discussed investigating Manafort w the FBI. Manafort was part of Crossfire Hurricane. Graham didn't folo-up on inconsistency— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) August 5, 2020
SOMEONE will spill their guts to save themselves & the whole Obama/Biden/Clinton crime cabal will point to Obama to stay out of prison. Can't wait for arrests! https://t.co/guuIU96Dq6— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) August 5, 2020
Contrast Lindsey Graham coddling Sally Yates with the Democrats grilling Bill Barr. He treats her like a respected public servant, while the Dems treated Barr like a criminal. The lesson is not that we are somehow better than they are; it is that they fight much harder than we do— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 5, 2020
Sally Yates was the real blackmailerhttps://t.co/lULpNHujIt— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) August 5, 2020
Sally Yates is an Anti-Trump, Partisan Democrat Who Abused Her Power.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 5, 2020
Now she’s covering up Joe Biden’s abuses. https://t.co/ahp28OcKOG