Sally Yates to tes­tify in Rus­sia probe

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — An­drea No­ble

Former act­ing At­tor­ney Gen­eral Sally Yates is set to tes­tify on May 8 on Rus­sian ef­forts to in­flu­ence the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

The Se­nate Com­mit­tee on the Ju­di­ciary on Tues­day an­nounced the hear­ing, at which former Di­rec­tor of Na­tional In­tel­li­gence James R. Clap­per is also sched­uled to tes­tify.

The hear­ing will be Ms. Yates’ first ap­pear­ance on Capi­tol Hill since she was dis­missed from her act­ing post in Jan­uary. Pres­i­dent Trump fired Ms. Yates af­ter she in­structed Justice Depart­ment lawyers not to de­fend the pres­i­dent’s ex­ec­u­tive or­der on travel and refugees be­cause she was not con­vinced the or­der was law­ful.

Ms. Yates and Mr. Clap­per have also been in­vited to pro­vide tes­ti­mony be­fore the House In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee, a hear­ing ex­pected to take place some­time af­ter May 2.

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