Trump boots out attorney general for disobeying Muslim travel ban
Sally Yates, who was recently appointed as the attorney general of the United States has been fired by Donald Trump after she defied Trump’s Muslim travel ban and ordered government lawyers to stop defending US president’s immigration restriction.
Yates took the rare step of disobeying immigration ban orders issued by White House when she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending Trump’s executive order- a move which resulted in her dismissal hours after.
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“The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States,” the White House press secretary’s office said in an unusually caustic statement.
“Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”
Yates dismisal came as Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban in what has become a quickly escalating political crisis.
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