ACTING AG SALLY YATES FIRED BY DONALD TRUMP FOLLOWING HER ACT OF OPPOSITION
Following the acting Attorney General Sally Yate’s act of oppostion to the POTUS Donald Trump’s immigration policies and since she vowed to defy the order as long as she was in charge, Donald Trump went on to make sure she was no more in charge as he fired her moments after.
Yates has been replaced with Dana Boente, the US attorney for the Eastern district of Virginia.
A White House statement said Yates “has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States,” adding that she is “weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”
The statement by Yates was rather a figurative one as she’d have been replaced in a few days time by Jeff Sessions who awaits his confirmation by the Senate.
In the meantime, court challenges to Trump’s ban have been filed in at least five states, notes CNN: Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, and California.