Trump Fires Acting Ag Yates

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  1. Gary Ridenour

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    and he wasted no time

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    President Donald Trump moved swiftly Monday to fire the acting attorney general, a holdover from former President Barack Obama’s administration who had ordered the Justice Department to stand down in the legal fight over his travel ban executive order, a former federal prosecutor said Monday.
    Sally Yates, a deputy attorney general in the previous administration who took the helm of the Justice Department when Attorney General Loretta Lynch resigned, wrote in a letter to top lawyers that she was not convinced that Trump’s order blocking some foreigners from America is legal. She wrote that she had a responsibility to ensure that government lawyers were not taking positions in court that were inconsistent with the department’s obligation to seek justice.

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    might be a blessing in disguise as this may force other Judges to pause and think about who they really work for
     
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    She should have known...after the "Apprentice", Trump has no problem saying "you're fired"! :)
     
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    One of her chief jobs was to defend the positions taken by the United States government. If she believed them to be unconstitutional or otherwise indefensible (which she didn't, because she was okay with it when Obama banned entry to people from Iraq only a few years ago), that message should have been conveyed privately to the president or his representative rather than in a public statement. Her statement was obviously partisan in nature, and intended to embarrass the president. For that matter, President Trump would be entirely within his rights if he asked for and accepted the resignations of everyone appointed by the previous president.

    She will have a new job giving speeches at Democrat events, or she might be invited to enter into politics herself.
     
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    from what ive read she's not into politics so she'll probably join the protest crowd
     
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    Picking and choosing: Fired AG defended Obama’s unlawful immigration amnesty

    "Former acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates was cheered Tuesday by Democrats thrilled with her refusal to enforce President Trump’s executive order on refugees, but she wasn’t always as picky when it came to White House directives".

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    "How can a prosecutor justify as a matter of law defending one presidential order and not the other"?
    “You can’t,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the conservative American Center for Law and Justice".
     
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