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

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesSpeculation swirls over candidates to succeed Rosenstein Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States? Witch hunt or mole hunt? Times bombshell blows up all theories MORE is defending the FBI in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ 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 ComeyDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Dem calls for Cohen to testify before Senate panel over explosive report The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Day 27 of the shutdown | Cohen reportedly paid company to rig online polls, boost his own image | Atlantic publishes ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ cover story 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 ClintonBuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Agency function is tied to how people feel about their job — that's bad news for USDA research 5 myths about William Barr MORE. He was also involved in probes of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonConservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Trump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier 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.