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Sally Yates Has a Christmas Warning for Trump: Look Out for Ghosts at Mar-a-Lago

December 25, 2017 in Blogs

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

The former acting attorney general will not stand for the president's attacks on the FBI.

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has shown great discipline as a Twitter user. She has only tweeted a total of 14 times since starting an account in June. So when Yates takes time out of her busy Christmas schedule of spending time with family and fending off rumors of running for office, the rest of us better listen. She did just that on Christmas Eve, when in response to Donald Trump's tweeted insults at FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, she wrote the following: 

It was the culmination of days of attacks against the FBI, and McCabe in particular, as he's been a target of Trump's congressional cronies. His wife ran for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015, and in the process, as the Hill reports, she received hundreds of thousands of donations from a political action committee with ties to the Clintons. McCabe was also involved in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. As with anything Hillary Clinton-related, Trump just can't let it go, especially not on Twitter.

Still, Yates wasn't about to sit back quietly while the president attacks a federal agency. In a nod to the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol,” she suggests that Trump is Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, and learns the true meaning of the holiday. No disrespect to Yates or Dickens, but Trump seems highly unlikely to have the same awakening. 

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