Here’s Byron York with some declassified court papers indicating that top Justice Department official Sally Yates learned about the phone call between Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak from President Obama himself during a meeting in the Oval Office in early January 2017.
From court papers: During transition, top Justice Department official Sally Yates learned about the Flynn-Kislyak phone call from President Obama himself. She was surprised. pic.twitter.com/axooWFcCj1
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 7, 2020
Check this out and see if this doesn’t sound like a rogues’ gallery of the highest order:
Yates, along with then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director Joh Brennan, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were at the White House to brief members of the Obama Administration on the classified Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian Activities in Recent U.S. Elections. President Obama was joined by his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and others from the National Security Council. After the briefing, Obama dismissed the group but asked Yates and Comey to stay behind. Obama started by saying he had “learned of the information about Flynn” and his conversation with Kislyak about sanctions. Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information.
It goes on to mention that Yates recalled Comey mentioning the Logan Act. Yates “was so surprised by the information she was hearing she was having a hard time processing it and listening to the conversation at the same time.”
@BarackObama appears to be knee deep in this scandal!
— JusMe (@JusMe20202020) May 7, 2020
— RAMartin (@RAMarti88057201) May 7, 2020
— American Made (@Mike576338761) May 7, 2020
He knew it all pic.twitter.com/5Z1zxTTQoQ
— Proud Texas Deplorable (@TonyaRimbey) May 7, 2020
Obama will be outraged when he finds out … that Obama was involved https://t.co/9nkMropzyZ
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) May 7, 2020
Its starts with Obama and ends with Obama.
— NG (@Neilgrover5) May 7, 2020
The most scandalous administration in US history.
— Maxwell Edison Majoring in Medicine (@gstanek68) May 7, 2020
We’ve been assured that Obama’s administration was scandal-free.
Reminder : Neither Obama or Biden have ever been asked by the media…"What did you know and when did you know it?"
— Henry Chinaski (@ashsoles) May 7, 2020
And they never will be. The media will throw whomever necessary under the bus to protect Obama. They may be willing to sacrifice Biden if they believe they can get a candidate who can beat Trump but will go down in flames covering for Obama.
— Nancy Heitmeyer (@heitmeyernancy) May 7, 2020
Time to start asking Biden…
— GloriaG (@g_mom1411) May 7, 2020
So is she testifying at Obama's trial in exchange for a lighter sentence?
— Marty (@ThatMartyGuy1) May 7, 2020
It’s becoming more evident that this all leads back to the Obama Oval Office.
— Anchorman30 (@robertanchor) May 7, 2020
Literally the Oval Office.
President Micromanager didn't know a thing about any of these things going on in his administration, but scandal free!
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) May 7, 2020
If this were ONLY about spying on the opposition party candidate it would just be "worse than Watergate". But because they have been working to undermine a duly elected President, it is far worse…treason comes to mind.
— Alyson Frost (@AlysonJFrost) May 7, 2020
Never forget that devious DOJ/FBI illegally wiretapped and conducted unwarranted surveillance on American citizens. That led to all this stink.
— Dad (@NorvR) May 7, 2020
This was Obama's baby. His hands are all over this.
— Shane Flannagan (@shaneflannagan) May 7, 2020
All roads lead to Obama.
— Kelkat (@Tweetytweeter63) May 7, 2020
Obama had obviously been briefed on it by Brennan or Clapper. I've been saying all along Peter Strzok was really a spook, not FBI. It's clear now.
— JimmyNashville (@JimmyNashville1) May 7, 2020
So either Brennan or Clapper told Obama before he spoke with Yates/Comey. Comey's quick response regarding the Logan Act indicates he had already discussed it with someone as well. Why would that arcane law come to mind if he hadn't already discussed it with someone? Part of plot
— Fly Over Patriot (@Deep6_DeepState) May 7, 2020
Important to note that this is Yates' account, and I wouldn't trust her any more than I could throw her.
Especially because she's betraying herself as all innocent, so flustered by the info. And she fingers Comey as the originator of the Logan act BS.
— M Z (@Mzachry44) May 7, 2020
The ONLY reason Obama had any issue with Flynn at that moment is political. He didnt think Flynn and hence Trump should lift those sanctions. The FBI had JUST cleared Flynn of a counterintelligence investigation.
— MB (@TrustIsEarnd) May 7, 2020
That's how Obama ordered the hit without ordering the hit.
— Bob Cooper (@topkubob) May 7, 2020
Comey didn't tell his boss about the July 5th press conference, didn't tell her about "sending a couple of guys over to the WH" and now we know he left her out of this too. Who exactly was running the Justice Department?
— Jim Casey (@Jim_Casey_) May 7, 2020
@Comey and the hits just keep on playing today!!!!
— Doug (@Viewfindr2) May 7, 2020
Right about now Biden may be wishing Obama did not endorse him.
— gbusa (@switt4ks) May 7, 2020
We’re assuming Biden has no idea what’s going on today, but what did he know when he was vice president?
Because THAT'S not suspicious! DOJ refuses to release KEY docs from time when Sally Yates was Trump's AG https://t.co/GsB8VF7aHr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2018