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Trump Fires Obama’s Acting Attorney General After She Defied Immigration Executive Order

President Trump continues to drain the swamp!

After defying his orders, Trump terminated acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama holdover who instructed the Department of Justice to ignore his Executive Order temporarily limiting travel from terror-prone nations.

Yates was temporarily filling the role while Trump’s selection, Jeff Sessions, awaits Senate confirmation.

Her defiance in not upholding and defending the Executive Order – her job – showed Yates to be an extremist, partisan idealogue, something you simply can not have in the role of Attorney General.

Her extremism led to Trump firing her almost immediately.

Via the New York Times:

President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday night, removing her as the nation’s top law enforcement officer after she defiantly refused to defend his executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees and people from predominantly Muslim countries.

The president replaced Ms. Yates with Dana J. Boente, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, saying that he would serve as attorney general until Congress acts to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. In his first act in his new role, Mr. Boente announced that he was rescinding Ms. Yates’s order.

The statement from President Trump claimed Yates was fired for “refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.”

She “is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration,” the statement read, adding “(Yates) has betrayed the Department of Justice.”

Not only that, she betrayed the American people.

But it looks like the President had the last laugh on this matter …


Yates will have little trouble finding new employment, since the liberal media networks like CNN and MSNBC are probably already chomping at the bit to hire her for legal analysis and rabid Trump criticism.

Grandstanding for your liberal friends is a resume enhancer for those networks.

She should never be allowed to work in any administration ever again, however. The Justice Department was heavily infected with individuals playing politics and undermining the institution during the Obama years, something you simply can’t have when expecting to find law and order.

President Trump is cleaning out that infection rather swiftly.

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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