The White House Sought to Stop Sally Yates From Testifying Before Congress on Russia


Massive cover-up!!

The Fifth Column

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Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates   Anadolu Agency—Getty Images

TIME

The White House sought to block former deputy attorney general Sally Yates from testifying before Congress in the House investigation of ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian officials.

The Justice Department informed Yates last week that the Trump Administration wanted to bar her possible testimony because it considers the topic “likely covered by the presidential communications privilege and possibly the deliberative process privilege,” according to letters obtained by the Washington Post.

Yates was set to testify along with other former intelligence officials before the House Intelligence Committee in a hearing scheduled for Tuesday that was abruptly canceled by chairman Rep. Devin Nunes. Yates, an Obama appointee who served as acting attorney general during the start of Trump’s presidency, was fired by the President in January after ordering Justice Department lawyers not to defend his initial…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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