Emails Show The Support Sally Yates Got From Within DOJ For Her Stand Against Trump’s Travel Ban
DECEMBER 06, 2017
Internal Justice Department emails released on Tuesday by a conservative watchdog group shed new light on the support that former acting attorney general Sally Yates got from within the department after she announced that she wouldn’t defend President Donald Trump’s first travel ban in January.
Judicial Watch, the group that obtained the messages through a Freedom of Information Act request, is pointing to the cache as proof of anti-Trump bias at the Justice Department — as well as within the special counsel’s office investigating Russian influence in the 2016 election.
One of those emails to Yates came from Andrew Weissmann, who at the time was the head of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section and is now a member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.