Sally Yates is going to testify today at 2pm about her warnings regarding Michael Flynn, after being rudely fired by the Trump administration for not following bad orders. Per TPM
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 key 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 administration.
The February resignation followed media reports that Flynn had discussed U.S.-imposed sanctions on Russia with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period, which was contrary to the public representations of the White House.
Yates started her career working for Republican Bob Barr as an assistant US Attorney. She has been working for the Government since Reagan years, and during her confirmation hearing in 2015, Johnny Isaakson is quoted as saying
“Sally is a great hero of the state of Georgia for 25 years she’s been in the office of Northern District of Georgia prosecuting criminal on public integrity all kind of things like the Olympic Park bombing. For the last five years, she’s been the chief attorney, and she’s proved herself over and over and over again to be to be effective to be fair to be diligent and to be the kind of person that you would want representing you in the U.S. Attorney’s office.. She is a lady of impeccable taste, impeccable integrity and an impeccable record, and I’m proud to second her nomination..”
Sally Yates is a person who abides by the law. She isn’t a partisan hack, and it is shameful that the Republicans tried to block her from testifying.
Watch her testimony on Cspan today at 2:30