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Former behaving Attorney General Sally Yates has shown good fortify as a Twitter user. She has only tweeted a sum of 14 times given starting an comment in June. So when Yates takes time out of her bustling Christmas report of spending time with family and fending off rumors of using for office, the rest of us better listen. She did just that on Christmas Eve, when, in response to Donald Trump’s tweeted threats against FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, she wrote the following:
This on Christmas Eve? Secret Service, be on the demeanour out for 3 ghosts visiting Mar-a-Lago tonight. https://t.co/NidcQw1dCr
— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) Dec 24, 20171
It was the perfection of days of attacks against the FBI, and McCabe in particular, as he’s been a aim of Trump’s congressional cronies. His wife ran for a Virginia Senate chair in 2015. In the process, as the Hill reports, she perceived hundreds of thousands of donations from a domestic movement cabinet with ties to the Clintons. McCabe was also concerned in the review into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State, an review that, in the eventuality of a nuclear war, will be assimilated by the cockroaches in outlasting us all. As with anything Hillary Clinton-related, Trump just can’t let it go, generally not on Twitter.
Still, Yates wasn’t about to lay back sensitively while the boss pounded a sovereign agency. In a curtsy to the Charles Dickens classical “A Christmas Carol,” she suggests that Trump is Ebenezer Scrooge, the Christmas-hating tightwad of a protagonist who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, and learns the loyal definition of the holiday. No disregard to Yates or Dickens, but Trump seems rarely doubtful to have the same awakening.
Ilana Novick is an AlterNet contributing author and prolongation editor.