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Sally Yates: Watch out for ghosts at Mar-a-Lago

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Yates in a tweet on Sunday said the Secret Service should be on the look out for three ghosts at Mar-a-Lago given Trump’s tweet earlier in the day targeting McCabe.

The nod to "A Christmas Carol" was a relatively rare tweet for Yates, who has only 14 published tweets on her account.

Yates was appointed deputy attorney general by former President Obama and remained in the role in the beginning days of Trump’s administration.

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She was fired by Trump after she refused to implement his initial travel ban on a number of predominantly Muslim countries.

Trump in recent weeks has stepped up his attacks on the FBI, where he argues officials loyal to former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFormer FBI lawyer speaks with House lawmakers on Rosenstein, 2016 Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure McGahn departs as White House counsel MORE, who Trump also fired, have exhibited bias.

Many of Trump’s attacks have focused on McCabe, who is also a target of Trump allies in Congress. McCabe faced 17 hours of testimony from two separate committees last week.

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Reports circulated over the weekend that McCabe may retire soon, which Trump seized upon.