Could the U.S.A get any more chaotic?
News just broke that Donald Trump has fired the acting General Attorney, Sally Yates, for defying his ban on citizens of seven muslim countries.
In an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, the president declared in a statement that Sally Q. Yates, who had served as deputy attorney general under President Barack Obama, had betrayed the Department of Justice by announcing that Justice Department lawyers would not defend Mr. Trump’s order against legal challenges.
Mr. Trump replaced Ms. Yates with Dana J. Boente, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, saying that he would serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer until Congress acts to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama as attorney general.
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, also gave his thoughts in a statement issued at 9:17 p.m, saying “Ms. Yates is an Obama administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration,”
Ms. Yates’s decision had effectively overruled a finding by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which had already approved the executive order “with respect to form and legality.”
Ms. Yates said her determination in deciding not to defend the order was broader, however, and included questions not only about the order’s lawfulness, but also whether it was a “wise or just” policy.