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Witcover: Sally Yates sheds disturbing light on Trump and Flynn

Witcover: Sally Yates sheds disturbing light on Trump and Flynn

The long-awaited testimony of former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn offered valuable insight on President Trump's failure to dismiss the compromised former general until forced to do so by embarrassing press reports, and on Mr. Trump's repeated attempts to shift blame to former President Barack Obama.

Ms. Yates, a veteran civil service official who was herself fired by Mr. Trump for ordering the Justice Department not to defend in court the new president's ban on travelers from certain Muslim nations, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Trump White House brushed off her warning that Mr. Flynn was vulnerable to Russian...

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