President Donald Trump just fired acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, accusing her of betraying the Department of Justice by (publicly) refusing to enforce a legal executive order aimed at protecting the citizens of the United States.
According to President Trump’s statement, the executive order with regard to restricting immigration from 7 countries in the Middle East was approved as to form and legality by the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice.
Trump went further to saying that Obama’s appointee Sally Yates proved to be very weak on legal immigration and borders policies during a time when it’s crucial to get serious about enforcing the laws and protecting the country.
President’s order which calls for tougher vetting processes when it comes to individuals travelling to US from 7 extremely dangerous places (as designated by the US Congress and the Obama administration in 2013) is not extreme but very reasonable and necessary for protecting US citizens.
Tonight, President Donald Trump relieved Sally Yates of her duties in office, while naming U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions’s official confirmation by the US Senate.
Trump accused Democrat senators of wrongly holding up Jeff Session’s appointment for strictly political reasons.
Dana Boente, which is temporarily serving as US Attorney General said:
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
Sally Yates made headlines today saying that the Justice Department will not defend President’s executive actions on travel restrictions.
Well, she was wrong.