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President Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-31 06:31:34-05

President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending refugee ban, the Associated Press reported. 

Trump has appointed Dana Boente as acting Attorney General. He released the following statement on Facebook Monday night.