Skip to comments.Excited CBS: Yates Will Deliver ‘Explosive’ ‘Bombshell’ on Trump
Posted on 05/08/2017 6:32:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
All three networks on Monday excitedly promoted the anti-Donald Trump potential of the testimony of a woman the President fired. CBS This Morning predicted that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates would deliver “explosive” “bombshells” about possible connections to Russia. Reporters on NBC’s Today reassured viewers that the Democrat was totally reliable. ABC's Good Morning America included a clip of liberal Senator Dianne Feinstein to make that point.
A network graphic on CBS screamed, “Bombshell Testimony? Fmr. Acting AG Yates to Testify on Flynn & Russia.” Co-host Charlie Rose opened the show by trumpeting, “Testimony on Capitol Hill today could reveal explosive details about the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
Excited CBS: Yates Will Deliver Explosive Bombshell on Trump
Reporter Jeff Pegues insisted, Sally Yates's testimony is expected to include at least a few bombshells.
Again, this was before the testimony. It was a "preemptive" bombshell?
Over on NBCs Today, Peter Alexander cited Democrats to dismiss partisan concerns about Yates: While one Republican official familiar with the White House's thinking tells NBC News the administration will argue Yates is politicizing the issue, Democrats argue the former deputy Attorney General is a veteran prosecutor with an impeccable reputation.
He then included a clip of liberal Senator Feinstein: She is very widely respected and she apparently has some information as to who knew what went.
Later, co-host Savannah Guthrie went to NBC analyst Jeremy Bash, who worked as a senor advisor to Leon Panetta, to make the same point:
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: What about the White House's response? They say look, this is a person who is politicized. She's a Democrat. She was let go by the president in connection with her refusal to enforce the travel ban and she's gotten a ax to grind?
JEREMY BASH: I don't think that's the case at all. She's very credible. She is a career federal prosecutor, came into the Justice Department, spent her entire career as a public servant. She was doing her job when she told the White House counsel, http://www.newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2017-05-08-cbs-tm-yates.jpg?itok=kOjalgWf"Hey, look, we have a situation on our hands that needs to be addressed." And instead they kept him in position for 17 days.
On ABCs Good Morning America, reporter Pierre Thomas cited the same clip of Fienstein.
A transcript of the CBS segment is below:
CBS This Morning 5/8/17 7:03AM ET
CBS GRAPHIC: Bombshell Testimony? Fmr. Acting AG Yates to Testify on Flynn & Russia
CHARLIE ROSE: Welcome to CBS This Morning. Testimony on Capitol Hill today could reveal explosive details about the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates will appear before a Senate Committee.
NORAH ODONNELL: Sally Yates was an Obama administration holdover and a key figure in the Russia investigation. She was fired soon after warning the White House about then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's conversations with Russian officials. Jeff Pegues is outside the hearing room on Capitol Hill. Jeff, good morning. What will we hear?
JEFF PEGUES: Well, good morning. Sally Yates's testimony is expected to include at least a few bombshells. And that's why you have some members of Congress pushing for her to appear. And she will later on today. The former acting Attorney General is expected to contradict public White House official statements about this issue. Multiple congressional and law enforcement sources say Yates notified the White House that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was not forthcoming with the Vice President about his contacts with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
According to sources, she also warned the White House that Flynn was compromised. The President later fired Flynn but not immediately and some members of Congress wanted to know what took the White House so long to respond to concerns. Keep in mind, Flynn as the former National Security Adviser, was handling the most secure security information. And Yates will not be the only big name testifying in the hearing room behind me on this afternoon. Also appearing will be James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, who before his retirement in mid-January, was briefed on the most important details connected to this Russian investigation. Gayle?
When will CBS address the Clinton connections to Russia and Saudi Arabia? Answer: never.
Amusing to watch the lefties who decried Yates’ sacking as political and called her just an honest employee now cheering her every cynical, political word.
Too late you liars.
They all look pretty stupid by insinuating a bombshell implicating Trump. Idiots, all of them.
Maybe it “blowed up real good” in their collective faces.
I have never in my life seen a media working SO hard to destroy a Presidency..figures, they ALL voted for Obama, they ALL voted for Clinton..so since they lost and lost BADLY they figured they have nothing left to lose but do everything in their power to destroy Trump’s Presidency..and they will fail at that too
After 8 years of O DRAMA leading the Democrats, the FAKE NEWS MEDIA is now full of hype and drama every time TRUMP’s name comes up!
I see no real solid info from this woman. She wants her 15 minutes of fame, and will say anything to get it!
Russian issue was with Flynn, he’s gone, let’s move on!
The time it took to fire him tells me DJT took time to find out how deep Flynn’s ties to Russia were, before sacking him. Might be holding some great stuff....no need for us to know right now!
I remember a time in the military, and with secret/top secret info, or operation planning...EVERYTHING was on a NEED TO KNOW BASIS! We should return to that!
I think Senate Dems feel relevant when all this crap is extreme drama, and they can point fingers. Almost humorous without substance.
And once again they were wrong
Maybe you weren't around to see the political assassination of Richard Nixon. His whoopass defeat of McCarthy was their motivation and is very similar to the situation today.
Is she through testifying or what?
Just another Tofu burger?
McGovern, not McCarthy. Same ideas, but different people.
The media is this nation’s foremost enemy. Rush posed the question a few weeks ago if it is the media that really controls the Democrat Party and not vice versa. Notice the Russia talk has died down for the most part by the DC pols. It’s the media that wants to keep the Russia narrative alive. The Mediacrats are the ones that are going all out to get the president with the help of their political allies.
The “bombshell” really bombed. It was just a shell.
Ah, sort of like in the book Dune, in which the Spacing Guild actually rules the Empire from behind the scenes, instead of the emperor who is only the figurehead.
The Stupid Party really needs professional help. If the R’s don’t drag in someone off the street who is proficient in marketing an agenda and creating a brand for the Republic, for national security and law enforcement, then the Democrats are about to run them over, if they haven’t already.
These Leftist dragons are completely out of office, from top to bottom and they are still whip sawing this nation, allowed to run through the streets claiming victory out of their deception. Sally Yates turned out to be impressive, confident, and cowed by no Republican in the room nor by anything they threw at her. This is no shrinking violet.
The Left is prepared at every turn and the Republicans can not confidently walk and chew gum at the same time.
Disgruntled Ex-Employee Fired for Insubordination.
Obviously they expected her to leak more tidbits than what she’s already provided them previously.
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