TRUMP FIRES ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO TOLD JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NOT TO DEFEND TRAVEL BAN

BOENTE SAID IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDER IS BOTH LAWFUL ON ITS FACE AND PROPERLY DRAFTED.

YATES NOT CONVINCED EXECUTIVE ORDER IS LAWFUL YATES, A DEMOCRATIC APPOINTEE, HAD DIRECTED JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ATTORNEYS NOT TO DEFEND TRUMP'S CONTROVERSIAL EXECUTIVE REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION BAN.

Boente has ordered the Justice Department to "do our sworn duty" and defend Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.
Boente said in a statement issued by the Justice Department that Trump's executive order is "both lawful on its face and properly drafted."
Yates not convinced executive order is lawful Yates, a Democratic appointee, had directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban.

Accusing her of betrayal and insubordination, President Donald Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general of the United States and a Democratic appointee, after she publicly questioned the...

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