Remember Sally Yates?
She was deputy attorney general during the Obama administration and was fired by President Trump after the 2016 election because she refused to do her job.
“Meet the Press” had her on Sunday to talk about (what else?) Trump and obstruction of justice.
EXCLUSIVE: Former U.S. Dep Attorney Gen Sally Yates says, "I've personally prosecuted obstruction (of justice) cases on far, far less evidence than this"@SallyQYates: "If he were not the president of the united states, he would likely be indicted on obstruction" pic.twitter.com/h4EMNKe2dc
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 28, 2019
But the odd thing is that NBC host Andrea Mitchell forgot to ask her about what she knew regarding the Obama Justice Department’s involvement with the Russia collusion narrative and how it got started.
Not to distract from your shared hatred of Trump but please tell us you asked real questions about her involvement in disseminating and weaponizing the Russia Collusion conspiracy theory.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 28, 2019
Another huge attaboy to the mainstream media for yet again going for the objective analysis on the issues that matter to average Americans and not being afraid to ask the tough questions.
It doesn’t get any more objective than someone who refused to do her job by defying President Trump, and led a coup against Gen Flynn on the absurd Logan Act rationale https://t.co/j9ZnO35eaY
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) April 28, 2019
And note the timing of Yates’ appearance on network television.
The fact she’s resurfacing on Trump-hostile news shows just weeks before the release of what’s expected to be a devastating report from the DOJ IG about how she and other Obama officials abused the FISA process is not a coincidence: https://t.co/YhH4AqBXFk
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) April 28, 2019
Brennan, McCabe and Yates making the rounds in the media this past week after new text messages from Strzok and Page were released and ahead of AG Barr's hearings this coming week. Interesting. https://t.co/KtXClzGHPn
— Ryan Van Sickle ⭐⭐⭐ (@Ryan_VanSickle) April 28, 2019
Mitchell was probably going to ask Yates about her knowledge of and involvement in the propagation of the Russia collusion story but just ran out of time.
Just like Hillary was going to win the 2016 election but just ran out of states.
‘I can’t think of one thing’: Lindsey Graham gives four reasons why the idea that Trump obstructed justice is ‘absurd’ https://t.co/tw1uybo47h
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 28, 2019