Earlier this year, the president abruptly fired Obama appointee and then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to enforce the first incarnation of his Muslim-targeting travel ban. It was eventually proven that Yates was in the right when the ban was struck down through a succession of court orders.
Yates has remained an outspoken critic of the Trump administration since her untimely departure from D.C., having plenty of reasons to assume such a role.
In only the seventh Twitter post from the former top law enforcement official, Yates blasted the president this Tuesday morning for his continued blatant disregard of the truth.
‘We can’t let POTUS’s complete indifference to truth become ours. Constant barrage may be exhausting, but normalizing it is too dangerous.’
Yates’ post comes amidst an ongoing feud back and forth between the president and a Gold Star family. After facing criticism for not having done so sooner, Trump finally got around to calling the family of a soldier killed recently in Niger.
He bungled the call, commenting that the deceased soldier “knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts.” Now, in the face of criticism and verification of his remarks from those who heard the call, Trump has insisted that he never said any such thing.
Yates, through her opposition to the Trump administration, has become sort of a standard bearer for Trump opponents. As has come out in the months since her departure from D.C., she warned the then-infantile Trump administration about the corrupt Russia connections of one of its most high ranking members, the president’s national security adviser, the retired Gen. Michael Flynn.
Flynn was eventually fired — weeks after Yates first warned the White House about his lies and the corruption those lies were hiding.
Back in May, alongside former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Yates testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee about the issue of Flynn.
The investigation into possible collusion with Russia on the part of the Trump team is ongoing. Although congressional Republicans have — somewhat unsurprisingly — been rumored to be looking to end their investigations, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is continuing with his work.
Check out the responses from Twitter users to Yates’s latest tweet below.
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