Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Obey the law, that's a firing

The Tangerine Shitgibbon flung his latest and stinkingest pile of poo at the Department of Justice last night. While Trump waits for Jeff Sessions or whatever shithell to be approved by the Senate, Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General was acting as Attorney General.
President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday night, removing her as the nation’s top law enforcement officer after she defiantly refused to defend his executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees and people from predominantly Muslim countries.

In an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, the president declared in a statement that Sally Q. Yates, who had served as deputy attorney general under President Barack Obama, had betrayed the administration by announcing that Justice Department lawyers would not defend Mr. Trump’s order against legal challenges.

The president replaced Ms. Yates with Dana J. Boente, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, saying that he would serve as attorney general until Congress acts to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. In his first act in his new role, Mr. Boente announced that he was rescinding Ms. Yates’s order.

Monday’s events have transformed the confirmation of Mr. Sessions into a referendum on Mr. Trump’s immigration order. Action in the Senate could come as early as Tuesday.

Mr. Boente was sworn in at 9 p.m., according to White House officials, who did not provide details about who performed the ceremony. In a statement, Mr. Boente pledged to “defend and enforce the laws of our country.”
Despite Mr. Boente's attempt to blow a little smoke on the matter, Sally Yates was also acting to “defend and enforce the laws of our country.” And considering the illegality of The Tangerine Shitgibbon writing laws with his Bannon's Executive Orders, she was doing a better job of it.


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