The Tête-à-Tête Between Senator Cruz And Sally Yates, Where Ms. Yates Proved Her Mettle

Yesterday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime and terrorism, the committee that is investigating ties between the Trump administration and Russian government. Former presidential candidate and current senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, apparently thought he would discredit Ms. Yates, but he should have thought a bit harder, as he left the hearing with egg on his face, courtesy of Ms. Yates. Friend and fellow-blogger Gronda Morin wrote an excellent article about the event, so please take a moment to read her enlightening post. Thank you, Gronda for this post and permission to re-blog!

Gronda Morin

You know the guy who thinks he is the smartest guy in the room and he lets every one know this with his smugness. This description aptly fits the character in this play who is Senator Ted Cruz of the US Senate.

The setting is the Senate hearing room on 5/8/17 where another key player was testifying. She is the former acting Attorney General Sally Yates who was fired on January 30, 2017 after she had informed the White House about how the president’s National Security Adviser General Mike Flynn had been compromised by the Russians; and after she had declined to have her office defend the president’s original travel ban because of its unconstitutionality.

During the hearing, the Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) along with others were trying to portray Ms. Yates as a partisan. She has been a highly regarded career prosecutor with no political aspirations who had been hired…

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