Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Yates Over Immigration Directive – NBC News

The move was a swift reaction to Sally Yates’ memo to Justice Department lawyers earlier in the day ordering them not to go to court to defend Trump’s sharp restrictions on immigration from seven majority Muslim countries.

Yates “has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States,” the White House said in a statement, adding: “Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”

Source: Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Over Immigration Directive – NBC News