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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08:  Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates testifies before the Senate Judicary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Before being fired by U.S. President Donald Trump, Yates testified that she had warned the White House about contacts between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russia that might make him vulnerable to blackmail.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08:  Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates testifies before the Senate Judicary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Before being fired by U.S. President Donald Trump, Yates testified that she had warned the White House about contacts between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russia that might make him vulnerable to blackmail.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Former acting US Attorney General defended her decision to defy President Trump's executive order to institute a travel ban on immigrants from seven Muslim countries, saying that she felt it was unlawful.