Ex-Attorney General Says She Alerted White House About Flynn
Giving her testimony as part of the investigation into Russia’s apparent interference in the 2016 election, Sally Yates said she warned Trump’s administration about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia. Yates told the Senate subcommittee she had two meetings and one phone call with Don McGahn, White House counsel, about her concerns and flagging that Flynn “could be blackmailed” by the Russians. She also said Flynn had misled Russian about what he had done, although did not specify what that was. The hearing is ongoing, with news developing.