White House officials announced that Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been fired. She earlier in the day went on the record refusing to defend President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugee and immigration ban, reports abc7.
Yates, a Democratic appointee, directed Justice Department attorneys to not to defend the executive order and stated she was not convinced that the order was lawful. Trump wasted no time, sending out Sean Spicer to say she had been “relieved” of her duties.
White House Press Secretary Spicer later tweeted that Dana Boente had been appointed as Acting Attorney General, stating that “Yates has been relieved.” Continue reading