Former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as Congress looked for answers regarding former national security adviser, Michael Flynn and his being the subject of surveillance under a United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant, also known as a FISA warrant.
One of the Senators to ask Yates questions was Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who accused her of partaking in a conspiracy to prosecute Flynn over a policy difference.
“You weren’t investigating a crime, were you?” Graham asked Yates.
“We were investigating a counter-intelligence threat,” Yates fired back.
“Okay — is it a counter-intelligence investigation based on a policy difference?” Graham asked.
Yates then tried to explain that it wasn’t a “policy difference” and that the investigation was prompted by Russia’s “systematic” attempts to undermine the 2016 election and Flynn’s secretive attempts to undermine Obama policy that was meant to counteract those attempts.
But Graham kept pushing his conspiracy and insisted that there was no crime committed that warranted a criminal investigation, and that Obama’s people were simply going after Flynn over a “policy difference.”
Yates then fired back at Graham, telling him his version of events are “not accurate” and that Flynn was providing “false information.”
Take a look at the altercation in the video clip below: