Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Appointed By OBAMA, Tells Justice Department Not Defend Trump’s Refugee Order
Obama Appointed Judges Continue To Sabotage American Safety
The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, told Justice Department lawyers not to defend Trump’s order on halting refugees from dangerous countries. Yates is serving as acting Attorney General until senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the Senate.
Sally Yates was appointed by former President Barack Obama.
From The Business Insider:
Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates — an appointee of former President Barack Obama — has told the Justice Department not to defend President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees, according to several media reports on Monday…
…”I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right,” Yates said in the letter.
“At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.”
“For as long as I am the Acting Attorney General…” pic.twitter.com/UpWbRJYaeL
— Marc Ambinder (@marcambinder) January 30, 2017