Sally Yates to testify in Russia probe
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.