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

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesTrump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing MORE is defending the FBI in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE’s attacks on the law enforcement agency — and specifically Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

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 ComeyTrump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing Trump knocks Sally Yates ahead of congressional testimony 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.

McCabe’s wife was a candidate for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015, and in the process, received hundreds of thousands in campaign donations from a political action committee with ties to Hillary and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden painted into a basement 'Rose Garden strategy' corner Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group We have the resources to get through this crisis, only stupidity is holding us back MORE. He was also involved in probes of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick Ron Johnson subpoenas documents from FBI director as part of Russia origins probe Juan Williams: Older voters won't forgive Trump for COVID MORE, including the investigation of her use of a private email server as secretary of State.

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