WATCH THE LIVE EVENT HERE. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are testifying in front of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday, and the main topic of discussion is expected to be ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump fired Yates for declining to defend his first, since-withdrawn executive order limiting travel to the U.S. from several majority-Muslim nations, and after Yates warned Trump’s White House counsel about the content of Flynn’s preinaugural discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. A few weeks after firing Yates, Trump fired Flynn. Just about everyone in the Trump White House is ready to give Flynn the heave-ho, with one exception: Trump, says Jonathan Swan at Axios.
This is an interesting tact to take the day that Sally Yates testifies before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.
It's also *Counsel. https://t.co/x6fKjsTPHK
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 8, 2017