Sally Yates testimony 2017/05/08

“To state the obvious, you don’t want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians,” Yates said.

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified to the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on the 8th May 2017.

Sally Yates told Congress on Monday that she warned White House Counsel Don McGahn that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn had misled Vice President Pence about his conversations with a Russian diplomat, Sergey Kislyak.

Yates told senators Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) knew that Pence’s characterization was wrong and that the department felt that the vice president and other White House officials “were entitled to know that the information they were conveying to the American people” was false.

“We were concerned that the American people had been misled,” Yates said.

“The Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done,” Yates added

“To state the obvious, you don’t want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians,” Yates said.

Flynn stayed on as national security adviser for the administration for 18 days after Yates first brought those concerns to the White House counsel’s office. Flynn was eventually fired by President Donald Trump, just 25 days into the presidency, for misleading Pence.

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns caricatureYates says she told McGahn, that they were providing the information so the White House could “take action.”

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