BREAKING: Trump administration has dismissed and replaced acting Attorney General Sally Yates

BREAKING: Trump administration has dismissed and replaced acting Attorney General Sally Yates
Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaks during a press conference to announce environmental and consumer relief in the Volkswagen litigation at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, June 28, 2016. Volkswagen has agreed to pay out $14.7 billion in a settlement with US authorities and car owners over its emissions-cheating diesel-powered cars, court documents showed June 28, 2016. The settlement filed in federal court calls for the German auto giant to either buy back or fix the cars that tricked pollution tests, and to pay each owner up to $10,000 in cash. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Earlier today TheBlaze reported that acting Attorney General Sally Yates had refused to defend Trump’s new immigration policies, and instructed Department of Justice lawyers to decline from defending the executive order that would temporarily halt immigration from Muslim majority nations.

Now it would seem the Trump administration has dismissed Yates, and replaced her with someone more inclined to support the Trump administrations efforts in their immigration policies according to a tweet from Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Her replacement is Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of VA.

Along with Yates’ dismissal was a statement from the White House saying that Yates “betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States,” and that she “is an Obama appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”

According to the statement, Boente will serve as acting attorney general until Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the senate, “where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.”

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