Monday, January 30, 2017

President Trump Has Fired The Acting Attorney General



Reuters: Fired: Trump dumps top lawyer who defied immigration order

U.S. President Donald Trump fired top federal government lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations.

It was another dramatic twist in the unusually raucous roll-out of Trump's directive that put a 120-day hold on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90-day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The Friday night ban prompted protests and chaos at airports on the weekend as customs officials struggled to put the order into practise, and the fallout spread to U.S. markets on Monday, where stocks suffered their biggest drop of 2017 and companies affected by the change spoke out against it.

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Update #1: Trump fires Justice Dept. head over executive order defiance (AP)
Update #2: Trump fires acting AG after she declines to defend travel ban (CNN)
Update #3: Why Yates Had to Go (NRO)

WNU Editor: The Democrats are calling President Trump a tyrant .... DNC blasts 'tyrannical' Trump for firing acting AG Yates (The Hill). What's my take .... if I was the President I would have fired her also. But this story is going to be forgotten within 24 hours .... President Trump is going to name his Supreme Court Justice Tuesday night .... I already know (as well as everyone else) on what the reaction will be from all sides.

3 comments:

RussInSoCal said...

Trump looses a herd of rabbits every morning. Catch the ones you can, media!

Jay Farquharson said...

L'elate, c'est moi.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_law

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/american_psychosis_20170129

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