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BREAKING: Trump Just Fired Acting Attorney General For Not Agreeing With Him On Travel Ban

The trump administration has issued a statement saying that acting attorney general Sally Yates has been “relieved … of her duties”. The authoritarian move comes just hours after Yates called Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees “unlawful” and ordered the Justice Department not to defend such illegal order.

The new acting attorney general – until Trump’s nominee, Jeff Sessions, is confirmed – will be Dana Boente, US attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, the White House says.

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Acting attorney general Sally Yates. Photo: Imgur

The White House statement reads:

“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 traveling 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.

“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,” said Dana Boente, Acting Attorney General.”

With this action, Donald Trump is signaling that he will act above the law and anyone who disagrees with him will be fired.

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