Sally Yates: ‘We Were Concerned that the Vice President Was Misleading the American People’ on Mike Flynn
AXELROD: "Oh, is that right? Well, in any case, they were immortalized. In January 26th of went, you went to see the White House Counsel Don McGahn. You went to warn him about something relative to Mike Flynn, the then national security adviser. Talk about that."
YATES: "Well, this was — in leading up to the inauguration and then after that, there had been a number of public statements that were coming out of the white House, and most recently from the vice president that general Flynn had not had any communications with the Russian ambassador about sanctions. You know, we’re a year out, but at the time it was a big thing about the sanctions and as well as whether or not there was an effort to essentially tell the Russians, don’t worry about those sanctions. There were a number of statements coming both from Reince Priebus, from Sean Spicer, and then as I mentioned from the vice president, saying he had talked with general Flynn and general Flynn had assured him there had been no discussion about sanctions. Well, we knew that not to be the case and we were concerned about that on a couple of levels. We were concerned that the vice president was misleading the American people and we presumed that he didn’t know that, but we were also concerned that we weren’t the only ones who knew that the information that Mike Flynn had provided the president and others to give that to the American people wasn’t true."