Donald Trump Blows Hot, Fires Top Aide, Makes Shocking Replacement

By Amako Nneji January 31, 2017 07:38

Donald Trump Blows Hot, Fires Top Aide, Makes Shocking Replacement

The United States of America, US, President, Donald Trump, has sacked his Acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban.

Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, replaces her, as acting attorney general.

The sack came after Yates, ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president’s executive order.

In a statement, the White House said Ms Yates had “betrayed” the department.

In a letter, Ms Yates had said she was “not convinced” that the president’s order was lawful.

“As long as I am the acting attorney general, the department of justice will not present arguments in defence of the Executive Order,” she said.