Sally Yates, the former acting Attorney General of USA has revealed that the National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn could be subject to blackmailing by the Russians. She had warned the White House of Flynn anecdote back in 26th January. President Trump had stated that it was not he but the Obama Administration that had given the highest security clearance to Lt. Gen Flynn, but have not unveiled the fact that Flynn was fired by Obama Administration in 2014 after two years of his appointment as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2012, over dissatisfaction over his management style and temperament, as reported. It is not clear whether he was fired for DIA performance or for his link with the Russian as he had received income from the state run television channel named Russia Today (RT) IN 2015, which was not declared initially by him.
Lt. Gen Flynn had shared with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the sanctioned imposed by the USA on Russia, a charge refuted by the White House Officials, including vice President, Mike Penc.
Sally Yates was a continuation from the Obama administration, who was fired by President Trump on 30th January 2017 just ten days after her appointment as acting Attorney General of the USA . One of the ostensible reasons was her failure to defend Trumps executive order barring the entry of travellers and refugees from seven Muslim dominated Countries. There are also allegations of Russian interference in the Presidential election, for which Yates is being questioned by the Senate Panel.