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Donald Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Who Defied Him

Donald Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Who Defied Him

Repeated comments from President Trump and his advisers about barring Muslims from entering the United States were at the heart of the decision on Monday by the acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, to refuse to defend the president’s executive order on immigration, senior officials involved said. Within hours of alerting Justice Department lawyers of her decision, the White House summarily fired her late Monday night.

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