Monday, May 8, 2017

Navigating Trump's America: Sally Yates' testimony renews focus on Trump and Russia

Navigating Trump's America: Sally Yates' testimony renews focus on Trump and Russia

A few days removed from the president's health care celebration with House Republicans, reality has set in. The American Health Care Act is not likely to advance in the Senate, with the upper chamber instead drafting its own health insurance reform bill. That will drag on through the summer. In the meantime, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies in front of a Senate subcommittee on Monday, reportedly about warnings she issued to the White House about Michael Flynn. The former acting attorney general is expected to say she warned the White House that Flynn, then the national security adviser, could possibly be "compromised by Russia," sources told CNN. Yates is also expected to say that she told White House counsel in late January that Flynn was lying about his communications with the Russian ambassador — weeks before Flynn was fired. That clashes with President Donald Trump's previous claim that he did not know about the contents of a phone call between Flynn and the Russian diplomat, to discuss U.S. sanctions on Russia, during the transition.

  

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