President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who is scheduled to testify that she warned the Trump administration about the possibility that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might be compromised by a foreign government.
Specifically, Trump implied that Yates had committed a felony when he tweeted that someone should “ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council (sic).”
Trump offered no evidence to back up his assertion — and the internet was quick to slam him for attacking the former acting attorney general, who was fired earlier this year after she refused to enforce the administration’s proposed travel ban.
Some of the top reactions to Trump’s tweet follow below.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) May 8, 2017
Ask yourself why you begged Russia to hack your political opponent and interfere in our democracy. It was on National TV.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 8, 2017
Oh dear, I think you're worried Sally Yates is about to grab you by the p*ssy!
— Erich McElroy (@erichmcelroy) May 8, 2017
I'm looking forward to watching Michael Flynn walk into jail, with you not too far behind. pic.twitter.com/20RYWTbHJN
— Khary Penebaker, Fx (@kharyp) May 8, 2017
It’s quite something watching your nuts shrivel to dust. *sets up deckchair, eats popcorn* Go Yates, go.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) May 8, 2017
It's COUNSEL, you fucking dumbshit.
— Brian Scully (@brianscully) May 8, 2017
The president* just accused an acting AG of a serious crime with no evidence because the president* is bananas. https://t.co/eIR83lIdch
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) May 8, 2017
We would like to ask you why wou waited 3.5 wks AFTER Yates warned you about Flynn to fire him?
— Ali B (@TrumpLezzieTwin) May 8, 2017