Report: Sally Yates may testify on Russia probe

Former Acting Attorney General and native Georgian Sally Yates may soon speak to Congress about Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. 

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announced on Friday that it had sent letters to Yates, FBI Director James Comey, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, Former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking them to testify before the panel.

The hearing will take place on May 2. 

Yates has been targeted by state and national Democrats as a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2018. One of her strongest supporters, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, says he's "hopeful" she'll consider mounting a campaign. 

“I think Sally Yates is special. I think there’s a great deal of affection for her in America right now, and I think she has all of the credentials and qualifications to be an outstanding leader,” Reed said in March. “I haven’t spoken to her about it at all, but I am very hopeful that she will give the race very strong consideration.”

Yates was fired earlier this year for ordering attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department to defy President Trump's executive order on immigration.