(ABC NEWS) – Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is set to testify today in front of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in a hearing on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Her very public firing by President Donald Trump was back in January after a career spanning more than 27 years with the Justice Department.
Now it appears that she’s come back to haunt the Trump administration.
Yates was previously scheduled to testify on March 28 at a House Intelligence Committee open hearing as part of its probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
A week before her expected testimony, committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-California, postponed the opening hearing, the same day Yates’ attorney advised the Trump administration that she would testify about internal discussions she had about communications between Trump’s former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Since then, reports have emerged that the Trump administration sought to block Yates’ testimony. The White House has pushed back against those reports, maintaining that it took no such action.