Former US AG Sally Yates Under Fire in Senate Judiciary Hearing
Former USAG Sally Yates is testifying about what she told The Trump’s White House about General Flynn’s relationship with Russia Monday.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit for copies of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ e-Mails from the end of January 2017.
Ms. Yates reportedly warned The Trump Administration of former national security adviser General Michael Flynn’s communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, which eventually led to his resignation in January.
The White House claims that rather than giving a full warning about about General Flynn, Ms. Yates’ merely raised the issue to the administration’s attention.
Early Monday, President Trump asserted that Ms. Yates may have illegally leaked classified information about General Flynn’s calls with Ambassador Kislyak.
President Trump fired Flynn on 13 February.
The official reason given by the White House was Flynn’s misleading statements to Vice President Mike Pence, though White House press secretary Sean Spicer also referred to a “serious number” of other issues.
The Daily Caller also filed a FOIA request for her e-Mails in February, after the report 1st emerged from The Washington Post.