Trump Fires Acting Attorney General

By Earnest Jones, The Goldwater · 01-31-2017
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The acting attorney general was fired by President Trump on Monday after she defiantly refused to defend his immigration executive order, the Democratic holdover was evidently trying to obstruct President Trump’s agenda for political reasons.

Unfortunately, she almost bordering treason and luckily Trump considered the nicest thing to do which was to fire her.

President Trump’s administration is 10-day-old and the escalating crisis are met by his administration as they come up, in a statement issued by the White House, President Trump declared that Sally Q. Yates had betrayed the administration.

Dana J. Boente, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia was appointed by President Trump to serve as acting attorney general until Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is confirmed.

There’s a deep divide at the Justice Department, within the diplomatic corps and elsewhere in the government over the wisdom of his order after Ms. Yates decision confronted the president with a stinging challenge to his authority.

Ms. Yates wrote in a letter to the Justice Department lawyers that at the present, she was not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with the responsibilities, nor is she convinced that the executive order is lawful.

The unfortunate legal standoff topped a boisterous day in which the White House confronted an outburst of disagreement over Mr. Trump’s temporary ban on entry visas for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, went so far as to warn State Department officials that they should leave their jobs if they did not agree with Mr. Trump’s agenda, this came after the State Department officials circulated a so-called dissent memo on the order.

Mr. Spicer slammed the State Department officials in a statement which he referred to them as career bureaucrat who have a problem with Trump’s agenda, adding that the should either get with the program or leave.

Ms. Yates’s decision effectively overrules a finding by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which had already approved the executive order. It’s without a doubt that Ms. Yates determination in deciding not to defend the order was purely out of political reasons and defiance, which some refer to as treason.

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