The entire country will be watching, as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies in front of the United States Senate. Though she has spoken about this matter before, this is the first time she will be speaking in public. Don’t forget to watch what Sally Yates has to say when the hearings start today at 2:30 p.m. EST.
The moment when Sally Yates testifies today in the public hearings before the United States Senate is going to be the most anticipated and explosive moment in the ongoing Russia investigation. Yates was the Acting Attorney General of the United States when she stood her ground against President Donald Trump, and got fired for it. Yates instructed the Justice Department not to defend Trump’s immigration-related executive order in court.
When is Sally Yates’ Testimony?
The hearings will start at 2:30 p.m. EST on Monday, May 8, 2017, which might be Sally Yates’ testimony time if she goes first. She will be testifying before the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The public hearings have been titled “Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election.” Yates will be asked questions by the entire subcommittee, which is led by Republican chair Lindsey Graham and Democratic ranking member Sheldon Whitehouse. Yates is one of two listed witnesses who will testify, but it is unclear if she will testify first.
First Revelation in Public
This will be the first time that Sally Yates will get to speak publicly about the concerns she raised. It is expected that her testimony will shed more light on the chain of events that led to the resignation of President Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn. Yates is likely to testify that she warned White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26, 2017, that Flynn’s contacts had left him in a compromised position. Though White House officials have said publicly that Yates just wanted to give them a “heads-up” about Flynn’s Russian contacts, Yates is said to testify that her concerns were serious and she was alarmed at what had happened.
What Time Will Sally Yates Testify?
There are two listed witnesses on the list. Sally Yates, and the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Though Yates’ name is first, she might not be the first to testify. The hearings are scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. EST today (May 8). There is a lot of public interest in Sally Yates’ hearing, which can be found on multiple news sources, including C-SPAN, both on television and online.