US President Donald Trump Fired Acting Attorney General on Monday after Sally Yates directed Justice Department Lawyers to not to defend Tump’s order on Immigration.
Trump has recently passed immigration order for temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.
White House in a press release stated that Sally Yates had betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.
The White House has suggested Dana Boente as New US attorney for the eastern District of Virginia.
Earlier on Monday, Yates passed a memo declaring that she is not convinced that the order passed by trump is lawful. She wrote, that as a leader she must ensure that the department’s act is legally defensible and “consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.”She added, “At present, I am not convinced that the defence 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, the Department of Justice will not present arguments in defence of the Executive Order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.”