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YOU'RE FIRED! Acting Attorney General Sally Yates shown the door by Trump

On Monday night, President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to support his executive order on immigration. Trump named Dana Boente, US attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, as the new acting Attorney General until the U.S. Senate confirms Senator Jeff Sessions to the post.

“At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities, nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful,” Yates wrote in a letter to Justice Department lawyers.

"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. 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 immigration.

"It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.


"Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons," the White House said in a statement.

“I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected,” Boente said.

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