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Trump officials shut down Russia testimony by Sally Yates, citing executive privilege

11:01 am Mar. 28, 2017

So it turns out it wasn’t that the House Intelligence Committee wasn’t interested in hearing the testimony from Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general from Atlanta who refused to enforce President Donald Trump’s first travel ban.

Rather, the Trump administration didn’t want her to talk at all. From the Washington Post:

According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a

Do Democrats have a candidate for governor in Sally Yates?

9:40 am Jan. 31, 2017

The talk among Georgia Democratic operatives began almost as soon as President Donald Trump canned Sally Quillian Yates for ordering U.S. Justice Department attorneys not to defend his executive order restricting immigration: Can she run