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Fired acting Attorney General Yates was troubled that order disadvantaged Muslims

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Anyone else here seeing this terrifying swing towards Trump surrounding himself with people who will "just follow orders?"

Will that be their defense when they are eventually brought up on charges of working to undermine the US constitution? Or worse?

Trump seems to think he's been handed a kingdom to rule, and forgotten entirely that the American government is founded on a system of checks and balances designed precisely to slow the roll of narcissistic lunatics like him.

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2015 - Sally Yates confirmation hearing:

Sen. Jeff Sessions: "You have to watch out because people will be asking you to do things and you need to say no. You think the attorney general has the responsibility to say no to the President if he asks for something that's improper? A lot of people have defended the Lynch nomination, for example by saying, 'Well, he appoints somebody who's going to execute his views, what's wrong with that?' But if the views the President wants to execute are unlawful, should the attorney general or the deputy attorney general say no?"

Sally Yates: "Senator, I believe the attorney general or the deputy attorney general has an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution and to give their independent legal advice to the President."

Sen. Sessions: "Well, that's true. And like any CEO, with a law firm — sometimes the lawyers have to tell the CEO: 'Mr. CEO, you can't do that. Don't do that. We'll get us sued. It's going to be in violation of the law. You'll regret it, please.' No matter how headstrong they might be. Do you feel like that's the duty on the attorney general's office?"

Yates: "I do believe that that's the duty of the attorney general's office, to fairly and impartially evaluate the law and to provide the president and the administration with impartial legal advice."

Senator Sessions is now the candidate to be the next US Attorney General. He was making sure that the Attorney General or Deputy has the capacity to say "No" and not just blindly follow the President. Yates just did what Sessions made sure she's capable of.

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Pure gold, lostrune: "do as I say, not as I erm... say?"

Whither the Land of the Brave and the Home of the Free?

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Bravo for firing her!

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The right wing media has been painting her as a woman who just wants to be famous. Pretty tacky.

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This administration is a train wreck all the way around. We're talking about man who has but a quarter of the support of the electorate effectively demanding the other 75% shut up and swallow this insanity.

Man of the people, Trump says. Clearly, he has a very limited definition of who The People are actually comprised of.

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There's always this executive order to enjoy:

https://i.redd.it/ol7ea42tl1dy.gif

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trump is a very small man, he had planned this move for a long time. This is a case of U do, U die U don't , U die too. Too unfair. He really have no respects for moral or human feelings.

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Trump did absolutely the right thing. And, even better, I hope for a purge of Obama's Leftard lackies throughout the government. Drain The Swamp!

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"We're talking about man who has but a quarter of the support of the electorate"

Sure, LFR, just make up stuff and post it, sheeesh! Trump won near 46% of the popular vote, including nutty California, Hillary got 2% more than than that, still below 50%.

Oh my...

Napolitano: Reprehensible that Justice Dept. could be rogue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjc2S-YB2PA&t=41s

"trump is a very small man, he had planned this move for a long time"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, oh man, yeah, Trump must have been planning to fire Sally from the day Obama appointed her, ha ha ha, lol

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"We're talking about man who has but a quarter of the support of the electorate"

Yeah, he does have a higher support from the electorate, but less than 20% of the population voted for him.

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"less than 20% of the population voted for him."

Yeah, I guess if you include kids and babies, lol, he won 45.94% of the vote, Stranger, check it out!

And if you can believe CNBC, oh my...

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/31/slightly-more-americans-approve-trumps-travel-order-than-disapprove-poll-finds.html

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I guess if you include kids and babies

They are part of the population.

As I said, less than 20% of the population voted for him. He couldn't even get more votes than his opponent that the right spent years smearing ahead of the election.

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Oh my...

LMAO! Fired AG Sally Yates Nominated For ‘Profile In Courage Award’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5L4PGv23VY

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WASHINGTON - Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, fired by President Donald Trump, has told others she refused to enforce his executive order on refugees because she felt it was intended to disadvantage Muslims, according to a person familiar with her thinking.

Yates knew that her firing was likely, but she did not want to resign and leave the problem unresolved for another lawyer to deal with, according to the person, who is familiar with the situation but was not authorized to discuss it by name. The person spoke about Yates to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Why didn't "they" interview Sally Yates instead of an unnamed source? I would like to know what Yates was thinking, not what some friend, of a friend, of a friend says she may have been thinking

It wasn't Yates job to tell the DOJ not to enforce this executive order delaying the entry of people from seven (7) specific countries. Yates didn't do her job. Being an Obama appointee, Yates knew her job was temporary. When the new AG was sworn in, Yates was out.

Yates was fired because she decided to play politics, and make a name for herself, instead of doing her job.

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