Sally Yates testifies: Michael Flynn fired 18 days after her warning

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Sally Yates Testifies On Russia

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Sally Yates, former acting U.S. attorney general, will testify Monday before a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee in a public hearing.

Yates, according to a source who has been briefed on what she is expected to testify about, will tell the committee that she told White House counsel on Jan. 26 about discrepancies in national security adviser Michael Flynn’s statements and what the White House was saying about his activities concerning Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.

Yates will testify that she warned the administration that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence, telling him and other White House officials that he had not talked with Kislyak about sanctions the Obama administration had placed on Russian officials and citizens.

Flynn was fired 18 days after Yates went to the White House
Yates was fired by the Trump administration on Jan. 31 after she refused to order the Justice Department to defend in court the president's ban on travel from seven predominately Muslim nations.

The hearing is set to start at 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday.