What do U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and President Donald Trump have in common? They both think Sally Yates is a second-rate lawyer. A lot of Georgia Democrats want to forget what happened in September 2009, when the prominent black congressman called then-White House counsel Greg Craig to try to block Yates from being appointed by the Obama administration as a U.S. attorney in Georgia.

Why did Lewis attack her? As a federal prosecutor, she had won a corruption conviction against former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, a longtime friend and ally of Lewis. 

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