BOOM! Sally Yates Throws James Comey Under The Bus During Senate Judiciary Hearing
On Wednesday, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the FBI’s bogus investigation of General Michael Flynn.
She revealed that James Comey went rogue during the investigation and actually kept her out of the loop, which she wasn’t very happy about.
The bombshell came as Senate Republicans undertake a probe into how the FBI came to investigate Flynn and others affiliated with the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and the Trump transition team in connection with a possible Russian plot to subvert the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Although Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney John Durham is already looking into the origins of the so-called “Russian collusion” investigation, Senate Republicans have launched their own investigation, determined to discover whether the Obama administration targeted Trump-aligned officials without evidence of potential wrongdoing.
In an exchange with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham during a hearing on the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, Yates was asked whether she authorized the FBI’s January 24, 2017, interview of Flynn.
“I didn’t authorize that interview because I wasn’t told about it in advance,” Yates, who appeared remotely, told lawmakers.
Yates said that when she heard about the FBI’s interview with Flynn, “I was upset that Director Comey didn’t coordinate this with us and acted unilaterally.” Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, asked whether Comey went “rogue” with sending agents to speak with Flynn, and Yates responded, “You could use that term, yes.”
There is going to be much more to come of these hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. I imagine we will hear testimonies from James Comey, Andrew McCabe, James Clapper, John Brennan, Susan Rice, and probably a handful of others.
These crimes cannot go unpunished and they all need to be called out and answer for what they did and how they nearly ruined a man’s life.