Sally Yates Testimony: A Warning or a Heads Up?

Former Acting Attorney Sally Yates testified in the Senate today about the warning she gave to the White House on issues with Michael Flynn and his contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the United States.

She described it as a warning:

Yates said she emphasized that she was trying to warn them of a potential future vulnerability to Russian intelligence operatives.

But White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer described it more…like a heads up:

Yates’s testimony seemed to contradict public statements made by White House press secretary Sean Spicer and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Both men described the Yates-McGahn [White House Counsel Donald McGahn] meeting as less of a warning and more of a “heads-up’’ about an issue involving Flynn.

Can one of our readers please explain the difference between a warning and a heads up? From my desk they pretty much look like the same thing.


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1 thought on “Sally Yates Testimony: A Warning or a Heads Up?

  1. Ed, thanks for covering this.

    Important story.

    Ms. Yates testimony was riveting.

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