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Yates testimony creates a new headache for Trump's White House

Donald Trump, increasingly scared of the Russia scandal, did his best last night to downplay the significance of Sally Yates' testimony. But the truth matters.
Image: FILE PHOTO: Trump speaking by phone with Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump (L-R), joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Steve Bannon,...

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified Monday that she told the White House that then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn could be "blackmailed by the Russians," because he misled the vice president about his "problematic" conduct."We were concerned that the American people had been misled about the underlying conduct and what General Flynn had done," Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.