Sally Yates will testify Monday in front of a Senate committee. The former Obama deputy attorney general will be grilled on her understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 election and her knowledge of Michael Flynn’s interactions with Russian officials.
Yates and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will both testify in Monday’s hearing.
This will be the first time Yates has spoken publicly about her interactions with the Trump administration regarding Flynn.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, said Sunday on “Meet The Press” that Yates “apparently has some information as to who knew what when that she is willing to share. And that would be what she knew about Michael Flynn’s connections to Russia and exactly what she knew they were.”
Yates’ testimony will likely be limited as many details of the Russian investigation are classified.
President Trump weighed in Monday morning on the hearing. He tweeted, “Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council.”
Ms. Yates was fired by the Trump administration in January. No official reason was given but most believe it was because Yates refused to defend Trump’s travel restrictions.
The House and the Senate both have investigations going into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, the Trump campaigns possible collusion with Russia, Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials, Carter Page’s Russian interactions and the unlawful unmasking of U.S. persons surveilled by the intelligence community. The unmasking investigation is getting the least news coverage.