Sally Yates, the fired acting attorney general, said in an interview Tuesday night that "there was nothing casual" about the warnings she gave to the Trump administration about then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported.
Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Yates disputed White House press secretary Sean Spicer's description of her warning as a "heads up."
"I called [White House councel] Don McGahn and told him I had a very sensitive matter that I needed to discuss with him," Yates said. "He knew that this was serious and that it was important."
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President Donald Trump also didn't characterize the warning as Yates did, saying in an NBC News interview that it didn't seem like the Flynn situation was an emergency.