Trump Insists Long-Awaited Testimony By Yates And Clapper Was ‘Old News’

President Donald Trump answers a question from a member of the media during a luncheon with Argentine President Mauricio Macri in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump answers a question from a member of the media during a luncheon with Argentine President Mauricio Macri in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo... President Donald Trump answers a question from a member of the media during a luncheon with Argentine President Mauricio Macri in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) MORE LESS
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May 8, 2017 7:08 p.m.
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In the wake of long-awaited testimony from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that neither had anything new to say.

Trump claimed that Clapper just “reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows.” He also said that Yates “made the fake media extremely unhappy” by saying “nothing but old news” in her testimony.

Yates made headlines by testifying that she warned the White House that Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn could be “compromised with respect to the Russians” as a result of his “underlying conduct.”

She also testified that some lawyers in her department were told not to inform her about Trump’s original executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries until it was implemented.

Trump nevertheless insisted that the “fake media” was ignoring the real story “on surveillance,” though he did not offer any further details or evidence about that claim.

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