Former Deputy Legal professional Common Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesSally Yates joins prosecutors in bail battle Yates: Trump has a ‘complete indifference to truth’ Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges MORE is defending the FBI in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE’s assaults on the regulation enforcement company — and particularly Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Yates in a tweet on Sunday stated the Secret Service must be on the look out for 3 ghosts at Mar-a-Lago given Trump’s tweet earlier within the day focusing on McCabe.
This on Christmas Eve? Secret Service, be on the look out for 3 ghosts visiting Mar-a-Lago tonight. https://t.co/NidcQw1dCr
— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) December 24, 2017
The nod to “A Christmas Carol” was a comparatively uncommon tweet for Yates, who has solely 14 printed tweets on her account.
Yates was appointed deputy legal professional basic by former President Obama and remained within the position at first days of Trump’s administration.
She was fired by Trump after she refused to implement his preliminary journey ban on quite a few predominantly Muslim international locations.
Trump in latest weeks has stepped up his assaults on the FBI, the place he argues officers loyal to former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Dershowitz interview on ‘witch hunt’ a ‘must watch’ Comey after Trump tweet: FBI is honest, strong, independent Former ethics director: Trump’s tweet on Flynn would have ended past administrations MORE, who Trump additionally fired, have exhibited bias.
Lots of Trump’s assaults have targeted on McCabe, who can be a goal of Trump allies in Congress. McCabe confronted 17 hours of testimony from two separate committees final week.
McCabe’s spouse was a candidate for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015, and within the course of, obtained tons of of hundreds in marketing campaign donations from a political motion committee with ties to Hillary and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMueller’s probe doesn’t end with a bang, but with a whimper Mark Mellman: History’s judgment Congress should massively ramp up funding for the NIH MORE. He was additionally concerned in probes of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE, together with the investigation of her use of a non-public e mail server as secretary of State.
Experiences circulated over the weekend that McCabe could retire quickly, which Trump seized upon.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full advantages. 90 days to go?!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017