President Trump Fires Acting AG Yates After She Orders DOJ Lawyers To Stop Defending Refugee Ban
President Trump fires acting AG Yates after she orders DOJ lawyers to stop defending refugee ban
President Donald Trump has fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered the Department of Justice to stop defending the executive order on immigration and refugees, the Associated Press reports.
“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,” Trump said in a Facebook post. “This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
“Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal …