In the interim between the time when Donald Trump was elected president and when he took the Oath of Office, there was some internal shuffling going on, as Obama loyalists still entrenched in government jobs who were members of his “deep state” shadow government were working to sabotage Trump’s incoming administration.
One of those Obama loyalists was the acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, who was instrumental in the exposure and subsequent ouster of General Michael Flynn from his cabinet appointment as President Trump’s national security adviser. General Flynn resigned for failing to inform the president of meetings he had with Russia. Soon after, when Sally Yates refused to support the president’s travel ban, she was terminated.
Because of her peculiar behavior toward President Trump, a government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, has sued the U.S. Department of Justice for failing to provide documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), concerning Yates’ role in spying on and exposing General Flynn. The documents in question could expose wrongdoing by the Obama Justice Department.
From Judicial Watch:
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for emails of former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from her government account. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00832)).
The suit was filed after the Justice Department failed to respond to a February 1, 2017, FOIA request seeking access to her emails between January 21, 2017, and January 31, 2017.
Yates was appointed by President Obama as U.S. Attorney in northern Georgia and was later confirmed as Deputy Attorney General. In January 2017 she became acting Attorney General for President Trump.
Ms. Yates was involved in the controversy concerning Gen. Michael Flynn, allegedly warning the Trump White House in early January about General Flynn’s contacts with the Russian ambassador, Sergei Kislyak. (Judicial Watch is separately suing for records concerning the surveillance and subsequent leaks regarding General Flynn.)
On January 30, Yates ordered the Justice Department not to defend President Trump’s January 27 executive order seeking a travel ban from seven Middle Eastern countries. That same day, President Trump fired her for refusing to defend the action.
“Between her involvement in the Russian surveillance scandal and her lawless effort to thwart President Trump’s immigration executive order, Sally Yates short tenure as the acting Attorney General was remarkably troubling,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Her email traffic might provide a window into how the anti-Trump ‘deep state’ abused the Justice Department.”
The Judicial Watch FOIA request is part of an ongoing probe into the possibility of an abuse of power by the former Obama administration in trying to uncover information damning to the Trump administration, his election staff and his transition team.
This could uncover aspects of the Obama deep state that are still actively pursuing what he implemented and what he put in place to prevent President Trump from successfully undoing Obama’s agenda, which needs to be trashed and discarded!
Source: Judicial Watch