Sally Yates' resistance to Trump and firing is a profile in courage - Los Angeles Times

To the editor: The ordeal of Sally Yates, the former acting U.S. attorney general who was fired Monday by President Trump after she refused to defend his travel ban in court, is a profile in courage. (“Travel order and firing of acting Atty. Gen. Sally ...

[Johnathan Bernstein] Republicans must save this presidency. Now. - The Korea Herald

Donald Trump fired a holdover acting attorney general, who would have been gone soon anyway once Trump's nominated choice is confirmed and sworn in, because she would not support a Trump policy in court. Richard Nixon, in October 1973, ordered his ...

Travel order and firing of acting Atty. Gen. Sally Yates roils Justice Department - Los Angeles Times

President Trump's decision late Monday to fire acting Atty. Gen. Sally Yates over her decision to not defend his immigration order has split the Justice Department, with some lawyers hailing the longtime federal prosecutor for taking a courageous stand ...

Donald Trump sacks Attorney General after she refused to back 'Muslim ban' - Irish Independent

President Donald Trump has fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates, after she ordered the Justice Department to not defend the controversial banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. Mr Trump signed the executive order to ban refugees ...

How Sally Yates' life and career formed the principles that just got her fired - CNBC

Yates questioned the legality of President Donald Trump's immigration ban barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries — and the move got her fired. Regardless of your politics, developing the principles that enable you to stand up to the ...

Executing Attorneys General and executive orders - American Enterprise Institute

The lead headline in Tuesday morning's Washington Post screamed “Acting attorney general fired over ban.” Technically, the Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, was not fired “over [the immigration] ban.” She ...

Trump Fires Official Who Refused to Defend Travel Ban - Voice of America

FILE - Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File). Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ ...

Taoiseach: acting US AG Sally Yates woman of 'great courage' - Irish Times

The Taoiseach has praised acting US attorney general Sally Yates who has been sacked by president Donald Trump for refusing to implement his travel policy. Enda Kenny has also dismissed renewed calls to cancel his meeting with the president in the ...

Nixon Lawyer Warns of 'Calamity,' Calls Trump's Statement on Firing of Acting AG 'A New Low' - Foreign Policy (blog)

Even the “master manipulator” of the Watergate's cover-up is appalled by the way President Donald Trump dispatched his acting attorney general. John Dean, who earned that moniker from the FBI in 1974 after he served as White House counsel to Richard ...

Sally Yates should be disbarred - Washington Times

President Trump on Monday fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama administration holdover, after she “betrayed the Department of Justice” by refusing to defend his executive order for extreme vetting, according to the White House. (AP Photo/J.

Rep. Louie Gohmert calls Sally Yates a “political hack” refusing to implement Trump's Muslim ban - Salon

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning that former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is a “political hack” — even though several of his fellow Republicans once praised her as a “hero.” “A good book once said and still ...

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Once Grilled Sally Yates About Standing Up to the President - Yahoo News

When Sally Yates was confirmed as deputy U.S. attorney general nearly two years ago, she assured Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions that she would be willing to stand up to the President if he took “unlawful” action. Yates, who had just recently taken over as ...

First Read's Morning Clips: Trump Fires Acting AG - NBCNews.com

About last night: "President Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday night after she directed Justice Department lawyers not to defend his executive order on immigration. The Trump administration said it had "relieved" Yates ...

Why Trump Had to Fire Sally Yates - POLITICO Magazine

Democrats are calling it the Monday Night Massacre. On Monday evening, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates announced that under her leadership, the Justice Department would not defend President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

Trump's AG Pick Once Told Yates to 'Say No' to Improper Demands - The National Law Journal (registration)

Attorneys reacted Monday night to the removal of acting Attorney General Sally Yates, arguing on Twitter and news programs about whether the events could be compared to the Nixon Era Saturday Night Massacre. A few pointed out that Yates had answered ...

Monday night massacre: Senate Democrats call Sally Yates a “profile in courage” - Salon

After President Trump fired acting attorney general Sally Yates on Monday for refusing to carry out his Muslim immigration ban, his critics blasted the decision, even as conservatives were split on the choice. Trump's allies, naturally, praised their ...

Dems hammer Trump for Nixon-style 'massacre' - The Hill

House Democrats are wasting no time in denouncing President Trump for firing the nation's top law enforcer after she refused to carry out his directives barring refugees and those traveling from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country.

Donald Trump fires acting Attorney General for defying executive order banning refugees - The Independent

Accusing her of betrayal and insubordination, Donald Trump fired acting US Attorney General Sally Yates after she publicly questioned whether his controversial refugee and immigration ban was constitutional and refused to defend it in court. The ...

Trump fires government's top lawyer after she defied him on travel ban - euronews

President Donald Trump has sacked the US's highest ranking lawyer, acting Attorney General Sally Yates. It follows her taking the rare step of defying the president over his travel ban. In a letter she had said she was not convinced the restrictions ...

Trump fires chief US lawyer for defying migrant ban - The Nation

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Monday fired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial immigration orders. In a sharply worded ...