Hours after Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) laid out a timeline of the president's deeply disconcerting firings of officials investigating him and his campaign members on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes."
"Remember, Sally Yates was acting Attorney General, and one of the things she told the Trump Administration was that his inner circle adviser Flynn was compromised by the Russians, and she gets fired," she recalled Monday night.
Yates' firing was attributed to her opposition to Trump's travel ban, implemented his first week in office. Similarly, Preet Bharara was allegedly dismissed in Marchfor refusing to resign with 45 other U.S. attorneys from the Obama Administration.
But as Warren noted, Bharara had jurisdiction "over any investigation into what happened at Trump Tower."
"You put those together and it's pretty clear what's going on here," she added. "Donald Trump doesn't want anyone coming any place close to an active investigation into the relationship between the Russians, the Trump campaign and Donald Trump himself." Read full post