Sorry Trump, the women will not be silent!
“The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.”
The White House tried to inform Yates that she could be barred from testifying on certain subjects due to “the presidential communication privilege.”
“Yates’s attorney then sent a letter Friday to McGahn, the White House lawyer, saying that any claim of privilege has been waived as a result of the multiple public comments of current senior White House officials describing the January 2017 communications.”
“That same day, Nunes, the panel’s chairman, said he would not go forward with the public hearing that was to feature Yates’s testimony.”
“Yates … had made clear to government officials by Thursday that their testimony to the committee probably would contradict some statements that White House officials had made. The following day, when Yates’s lawyer sent a letter to the White House indicating that she still wanted to testify, the hearing was canceled.”
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