Washington: Former U.S. Attorney General, Sally Yates, has finally testified before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee May 8. There is no denying that her testimony is going to have a far reaching impact on the US politics and may be a deciding factor in Donald Trump presidency.
Her testimony revolved around the issue “Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election,” and what sort of connections former national security advisor Michael T. Flynn had with Russia. She says that she had warned White House about Flynn’s relations with the Kremlin.
Flynn had to resign last month under tremendous pressure. Sally Yates has said that she had warned President Donald Trump‘s administration that Flynn had some suspicious ties to the country, but they never act on it until he resigned amid intense scrutiny.
During the testimony, she said that she alerted the White House earlier this year that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn could be “essentially blackmailed by the Russians.”
Yates during the Senate judiciary subcommittee said, “We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians”.
While elaborating on her charges she said “We weren’t the only ones that knew all of this, that the Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done and the Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others”.
Sally was unceremoniously removed by Donald Trump, merely a week after becoming President. It happened when she disagreed with him and his immigration executive order.
Sally is married to Comer Yates, a longtime lawyer and teacher who ran for public office and now serves as the director of a speech school.
Yates’s husband, Comer Yates, is a school administrator who in 1996 unsuccessfully ran for Congress as a Democrat. He lost twice. First he ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 4th congressional district in 1994, but lost to Republican Rep. John Linder. Comer tried to win the seat again in 1996 and lost again.
Yates’s husband currently serves as the executive director for the Atlanta Speech School. He is working in the same institution for close to three decades now. The school was formed in 1938 and is largely considered the nation’s “most comprehensive center for language and literacy.”
He holds a law degree from Emory University in Atlanta from where he graduated in 1974 and then went on to be a high school teacher. While doing that, Comer earned his law degree and also taught at Emory’s School of Law as adjunct faculty. He taught at Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School in Atlanta for almost 20 years.