Trump firedÂ acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending the presidentâ€™s controversial immigration orders.
Sally Yates, who had been appointed by former President Obama,Â said she was â€śnot convinced that the executive order is lawfulâ€ť.
A couple of hours ago she had sent a letter to the Justice Department Lawyers saying â€śâ€śI am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institutionâ€™s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right. At present, I am not convinced that the defence of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities.â€ť
The White House press office said in a statement that Yates â€śhas betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.â€ť
The statement called Ms Yates an Obama administration appointee â€śwho is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.â€ť
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