March 29, 2017 The Call – Sally Yates should testify in open hearings #LetSallySpeak Urge your members of Congress to press for the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to call former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify in an open hearing of the Committee’s Russia probe. Yates was scheduled to testify in an open hearing of the House Committee on Tuesday. The Washington Post reports that the White House tried to block Yates testimony with a claim of executive privilege. Per Wapo’s report, Yates’ attorneys informed the White House on Friday that Yates intended to testify about her conversations with the White House because the White House had waived privilege by its public comments on the matters involved. On the same day, Chairman Devin Nunes [R-CA] cancelled the hearing. Representative Adam Schiff [D-CA], Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee, said that Yates had been expected to provide potentially explosive testimony at the cancelled hearing, involving her discussions with the White House about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Schiff urged that an open hearing be rescheduled as soon as possible. However, it is not clear that Chairman Nunes will be willing to reschedule the hearing, whether open or closed. Senator Mark Warner [D-VA], Ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, stated Tuesday that Yates would be called to testify before the Senate panel. However, Warner will need the cooperation of the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Richard Burr [R-NC]. There is a strong appearance the White House is trying to prevent Yates from publicly testifying and that at least Nunes is working with the White House. It is important to keep public pressure on Congress to allow open hearings so the American people can be confident that they have the facts on Russia’s meddling in our election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian officials. Your Action Call all three of your members of Congress and ask them to insist that the [House/Senate] Intelligence Committee call Sally Yates to testify in an open hearing. Script Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I’m calling to ask [Rep/Sen____] to pressure the [House/Senate] Intelligence Committee call Sally Yates to testify in an open hearing. Thanks and I greatly appreciate your time.