White House: Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Fired for Betraying the Department of Justice by Refusing to Enforce Legal Order • MON JAN 30, 2017 9:52 PM CT

President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate.

-- FOX News
The dramatic move came soon after CNN reported Yates told Justice Department lawyers not to make legal arguments defending Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.

-- CNN

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The White House relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties after she told the Justice Department not to defend President Trump's executive order on immigration. Creative Director of MediaDC Michael Graham and New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor join CBSN to break down the latest.

Senior adviser Stephen Miller tells Tucker Pres. Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama admin. holdover, because she refused to enforce Trump's executive refugee and immigration ban - and was therefore betraying the Constitution.

Senator Chuck Schumer joins Erin Burnett to offer his reaction to DAG Sally Yates telling the DOJ not to defend President Trump's order on travel restrictions.


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