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Former Acting AG Sally Yates To Appear In Front Of Congress

Former Acting AG Sally Yates To Appear In Front Of Congress

The former acting AG, Sally Yates, whom had been unceremoniously kicked out by the Trump administration, is set to appear next month at a congressional hearing to discuss the matter of the Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.

Ms. Yates will be seen on the 8th of May, along with the former director of the U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, at a hearing of the crime and terrorism subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Having been fired for not defending Trump’s travel ban in January, Ms. Yates will be marking her first appearance on Capitol Hill since.

This will be the first time Ms. Yate’s is given a chance to make public her role in the firing of Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser. She had alerted the White House on Flynn’s misleading statements with regards to his call with the Russian ambassador to the US back in January. Once Flynn’s discrepancies were made public, the White House had decided to fire the NSA director.

In a statement last month, the White House made it clear that it had never tried to prevent Yates from testifying. This assertion followed a publication of a series of letters in which Yates’ attorney had pushed back on what had been his suggestion on the guidance offered by the Justice Department, mentioning what Yates could say about her conversations with the White House.

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