Robert Mueller’s Deputy Gushed over Sally Yates’ Refusal to Enforce Trump Travel Ban: ‘I Am So Proud’
DECEMBER 05, 2017
The prosecutor now serving as FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top deputy sent an email in January gushing over then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’s refusal to enforce President Trump’s travel ban — the latest in a series of revelations likely to fuel concerns of anti-Trump bias on Mueller’s team.
“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” gushed Andrew Weissman in an email obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Yates became a darling of the anti-Trump left when she refused to implement Trump’s original executive order which limited immigration from a number of terror hot spots — including Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and Syria. Critics claimed it was a Muslim ban and therefore unconstitutional, as it discriminated on religious grounds.
Weissman was not the only official to breathlessly praise Yates — who would eventually be fired for her refusal to obey the president.