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Sally Yates gives detailed account of events that led to her firing

1:31 pm Jun. 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — Sally Yates’ 10 days leading the Justice Department this January were incredibly eventful ones, as we’ve detailed here in the past.

The Georgia native has made a few public appearances since then, including a starring role in a blockbuster hearing before a Senate panel last month and a speech to Harvard Law School’s graduating class. She’s also given interviews ruling out a run for Georgia governor

A former state lawmaker lays bare his unrequited respect for Sally Yates

8:09 pm May. 9, 2017

North Georgia pities those who have been deprived of the experience of McCracken Poston, a former state lawmaker and attorney who owns one of the best names ever devised. But it does not necessarily like to share him.

This post, culled from something he has written for Facebook, is an exception:

Many people are asking me today about Sally Yates.

My knowledge of Sally Quillian Yates came in three phases. She was

Yates said she warned White House that Flynn might have been ‘compromised’

4:14 pm May. 8, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told senators Monday that she warned the White House’s top lawyer in January that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have been “compromised” by the Russians and that the administration needed to “take action they thought was appropriate.”

In her first public remarks since being fired by President Donald Trump on Jan. 30, Yates also stood behind her decision not to defend the White

Sally Yates is about to change the subject in Washington

9:50 am May. 8, 2017

Former acting U.S. attorney general Sally Yates, a former federal prosecutor in Atlanta, will testify before U.S. senators this afternoon about warnings she gave to the Trump Administration that contacts with the Russian ambassador by

Sally Yates to headline blockbuster hearing on Russia’s election meddling

4:00 am May. 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates will speak publicly for the first time on Monday about her warnings to the Trump White House about ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, testimony that could rattle an administration that’s been seeking to put nonstop questions about Russian meddling in the election in the rearview mirror.

Yates’ blockbuster turn before the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to rouse congressional inquiries into Moscow’s impact on the election. It will

Sally Yates to contradict White House statements on Mike Flynn

9:58 pm May. 2, 2017

Sally Yates, the former U.S. attorney in Atlanta and former acting U.S. attorney general, is set to testify Monday before the U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham-led subcommittee. CNN has picked up some info as to what she’s likely to say:

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is prepared to testify before a Senate panel next week that she gave a forceful warning to the White House regarding then-National Security Advisor Michael