Sheldon Whitehouse

Fired by Trump, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify on Russia

Fired by Trump, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify on Russia

An Obama administration official who warned the Trump White House about contacts between one of its key advisers and Russia is set to speak publicly Monday for the first time about the concerns she raised.

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The highly anticipated hearing — it is Yates's first appearance on Capitol Hill since her firing in January — is expected to fill in basic details in the chain of events that led to the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, in the early weeks of the...

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