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Trump fires Sally Yates after acting US attorney general contradicted travel ban
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Trump fires Sally Yates after acting US attorney general contradicted travel ban

by firstsource newsJanuary 31, 2017

White House says Obama appointee ‘betrayed’ justice department with letter instructing officials not to enforce president’s executive order

Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his executive order banning entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The White House said on Monday that Sally Yates had “betrayed” the department by refusing to enforce a legal order that was “designed to protect the citizens of the United States”.

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