A good place to remind people that if somebody had not leaked this information that Michael Flynn might very well still be Trump's National Security adviser.Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Counsel.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
Whoever leaked that information is a national hero.
And here is the White House strategy according to Axios:
- Brand Yates as a Democratic operative who was out to get Trump from the beginning and willing to torque the facts to advance her agenda;
- Put as much distance as possible between Flynn and the man whose side he rarely left during the campaign (which could be a tall order.)
- Portray Flynn, and no one else, as responsible for this mess.
Trump's troll army has already started questioning her ethics, politics, and intelligence.
I imagine it will only get worse from there.
Sally Yates will not answer whether there was collusion between Russia and Trump campaign. Cites confidentiality. Yikes! #SallyYates— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) May 8, 2017
Yates states that she does not know who leaked the confidential information to the press. Somebody tell @realDonaldTrump #SallyYates— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) May 8, 2017
Update 2: Interesting and not unexpected.Yates told Obama White House that Michael Flynn could have been blackmailed. In other words, she did her job. #SallyYates— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) May 8, 2017
Update 3: A must see.Hill Sources: White House contacted multiple GOP Senators TODAY asking them to cancel Yates hearing#SallyYatesIsAPatriot #SallyYates— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 8, 2017
Damn, did I love that!Sally Yates just shut down Ted Cruz on Constitutional Law. pic.twitter.com/ONlwEYm64D— jordan 🌹 (@JordanUhl) May 8, 2017