After the big Sally Yates hearing on Capitol Hill today, the top senators on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism––Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse––appeared on MSNBC to discuss what they learned with Greta Van Susteren.
Graham repeatedly praised Yates by saying “she did the right thing by going to the White House general counsel knowing what she did” about Michael Flynn. He also twice referred to her as “incredibly credible.”
However, he’s also concerned that “somebody during this time period took classified information… and leaked it to the Washington Post.”
“You may like the outcome in this particular case,” Graham said, “but that process is bad for democracy. You cannot allow that to happen… I want to know who did that.”
One of the big questions today––something that Van Susteren brought up––is whether Flynn would still be the National Security Advisor today if the call hadn’t been leaked.
Whitehouse isn’t so sure about that, saying, “You’ve gotta believe that even though it took them 18 days, at some point they would have reacted to what Sally Yates had told them and they would have taken this national security risk seriously.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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