Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has just begun her testimony today in Senate hearings, which means that Donald Trump and his White House have ultimately failed in their long running attempts at preventing her from testifying in the Trump-Russia scandal. But as it turns out, Trump and his team were trying to prevent the testimony right up until just about literally the last minute.
According to Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, his sources on Capitol Hill told him today that the Donald Trump White House “contacted multiple GOP Senators TODAY asking them to cancel Yates hearing” (link). This remarkable development points to just how eager Trump and his team were to prevent Yates from sharing her story with the Senate and the public.
That points to just how much damning information Yates has on how Trump handled the Michael Flynn situation after she warned him about Flynn. And it’s not the only steps Trump took today to try to sabotage Yates.
As Palmer Report reported earlier today, Donald Trump may have just violated federal witness intimidation laws when he sent a tweet aimed at intimidating Sally Yates with regard to her scheduled testimony (link). But despite Trump’s best efforts, Yates has nonetheless begun her testimony. Help fund Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report