Wednesday, March 29, 2017

White House slams ‘entirely false’ report it tried block Yates from testifying on Russia

Via Billy

White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds up a document concerning a Washington Post story on Sally Yates as he talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Spicer discussed the Supreme Court nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch, jobs, healthcare, and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The White House Tuesday denounced as “entirely false” a news report that the Trump administration tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying to the House Intelligence Committee about Russia.

In a statement, the White House said it “has taken no action to prevent Sally Yates from testifying and the Department of Justice specifically told her that it would not stop her and to suggest otherwise is completely irresponsible.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said an article on the matter in The Washington Post “is entirely false.”
Mr. Spicer said the White House counsel’s office was given a deadline of March 27 to respond with any objections to Ms. Yates testifying, and didn’t respond.

“We encouraged them to go ahead. That’s the story,” he said.

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