Donald Trump on Monday fired the acting attorney general Sally Yates, who was appointed by Obama’s administration after she instructed Justice department attorneys not to defend trump’s controversial immigration order.
Earlier Yates said that she was not convinced by the rightness of Trump’s order temporarily refusing entry for people from Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Libya. Interestingly, a Rasmussen opinion poll showed that 56 percent of the plausible voters supported the ban and only 33 percent were against it.
The White House said in a statement:-
“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”
Therefore President Trump relieved Sally Yates of her duties and later named Dana Boente ( federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Virginia) to take over Yates’s position. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary further added-:
“It is time to get serious about protecting our country, Calling for tougher vetting for individuals traveling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.”
Sally Yates served as the United States Attorney and later Deputy Attorney General under Former President Barack Obama and acting Attorney General until her dismissal by President Donald Trump on Monday.
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