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Sally Yates will reportedly testify on warning the White House about Michael Flynn

Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, is expected to testify before Congress on Monday that she alerted White House counsel Don McGahn about Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington and how this alarmed her, people close to Yates told The Associated Press Tuesday.

Flynn was President Trump's national security adviser, and he spoke with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, between the election and the inauguration. On Jan. 26, Yates told McGahn about discrepancies she saw between statements the administration was making on Flynn's communications with Kislyak and what actually happened, people close to Yates said. A few weeks later, Flynn was fired, after the White House said he misled the administration about his contacts with Kislyak. White House officials have previously said Yates was just giving them a "heads-up" about these interactions, AP reports.