Lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Jonathan Turley took turns taking swipes at former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ decision to inform the lawyers at the Department of Justice to not defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration last night.
Her letter noted that the order went opposite to the department’s mission of pursuing justice, and that she wasn’t convinced the order was legal. Hours after she drafted the letter, President Trump fired her.
The new acting attorney general, Dana Boente, was sworn in at 9 P.M. last night and has since rescinded Yates’ directive.
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