The White house Tuesday fired to call for a report, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was blocked, testified to by Trump administration officials before the House Intelligence Committee, on the Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.
Yates, an Obama appointee, has been dismissed as Deputy AG, to defend the President Trump in January, after she refused, the President of the travel ban. The Washington Post reported, it was locked, and you testify in a hearing, originally expected for Tuesday, because the topics have been covered to discuss which they are intended, what is known as executive privilege.
During the White house briefing Tuesday, spokesman Sean Spicer flat refused to out, there was a truth to the report.
“I hope she testifies. I’m looking forward to it,” Spicer shot back, when asked about the article.
“The report in the Washington Post is 100 percent wrong,” Spicer told reporters.
A senior administration official also told Fox News in an E-Mail at the beginning of Tuesday, “The White house has done nothing to prevent Sally Yates from the testimony and the Ministry of justice said explicitly to her, it would not stop and to suggest otherwise is completely irresponsible.”
The conflicting claims about Yates is the latest twist in the development of clashes with the House Intelligence Committee, the work on the Russia investigation. FBI Director James Comey testified last week to the Committee that his office was the investigation of possible relations between Russia and Trump ally of the campaign, while the rejection of Trump’s claims that his team may have been subject to surveillance by the Obama administration.
Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., later, he claimed to have learned that Trump the transition of the communication in the team may have been incidentally picked up in monitoring of operations. According to reports, he reviewed secret documents on the White house grounds, top Democrats called on him to recuse himself from Russia arrives-a call he rejected, with the support of speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan.
The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, on Tuesday claimed Yates was to provide planning information to Nunes’ committee, which would probably contradict White House statements. In the same Committee meeting, the Committee was planning to hear from the former Director of the CIA, John Brennan.
But sources said the Committee abruptly canceled the hearing, according to Yates’ lawyer in a letter to the White house.
The Friday letter from attorney David A. O’neil, White House Counsel Don McGahn said: “If I do not receive a response by Monday, 27. March, at 10 am EDT, not I come to the conclusion that the White house assert executive privilege over these questions with reference to the hearing or other settings.”
O ‘ Neil had written that the Committee-employees Yates, you would be put in question, on the “January 2017 communications regarding concerns about the behaviour of a senior White house official”. In the letter to the News, O’neil obtained by Fox also argues that “any claim of privilege was waived as a result of the variety of public opinions in the current senior White house officials describe. January 2017-Communication.”
The White house did not answer, and Yates, and your lawyer thought you implicitly had permission to speak to the Committee. During the trial, Spicer, was canceled, said on Tuesday the White house was not in contrast to your statement.
Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, which is also in the election of 2016 as a special events & politics producer and former special correspondent for Fox News Latino. Fin formerly worked as the Miami Bureau Producer for Fox News Channel, where he covered Florida politics & Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo