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After weeks of silence, former Atlanta U.S. Attorney Sally Yates is expected to talk to members of Congress about contacts between Russia and members of the Trump administration during the presidential transition period.  

Yates will testify before a Senate panel Monday.  

She was acting U.S. attorney general in the final months of the Obama administration and in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency.

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As U.S. House Republican leaders scrambled to win enough votes to pass their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), Georgia's Republican officeholders were still trying to find out how the plan would affect the state – especially its Medicaid program.  

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Late on Monday, the Washington Post was the first to report that former Atlanta U.S. Attorney Sally Yates warned Trump administration officials that then-national security advisor Michael Flynn had not told the truth about the nature of his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015.
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It was a dizzying week in Georgia politics. Leaders from the state – and from both sides of the aisle – played central roles in the ongoing battles in Washington. Meanwhile, Atlanta's City Hall was engulfed by a developing scandal involving bribes, just as Mayor Kasim Reed delivered his final State of the City address. Business owner Elvin "E.R." Mitchell pled guilty to federal conspiracy charges in January; this week, the mayor agreed to release more than a million pages of documents related to the case.

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