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Clapper says he ordered Trump unmasking, Yates says she reviewed info


The only story of the day was that Sally Yates said she had warned the White House that Gen. Michael Flynn was vulnerable to being blackmailed by Russia. This sounded oddly familiar to me, so I checked and sure enough, this exact information and wording had already come out in the Washington Post in February.

Yet it was literally the headline of every single major news outlet on Monday as the takeaway from the long-awaited testimony by the former acting attorney general before the Senate Intelligence Committee. What's more, it's No. 1 in trending on Facebook. The idea that Sally Yates was concerned about the Russian potential for blackmailing Michael Flynn, revealed on February 13, is the No. 1 trending story on Facebook.