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Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban.

Sally Yates, who had been appointed under Barack Obama, earlier ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president's executive order.

In a statement, the White House said Ms Yates had "betrayed" the department.

Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, replaces her as acting attorney general.

In a letter, Ms Yates had said she was "not convinced" that the president's order was lawful.

"As long as I am the acting attorney general, the department of justice will not present arguments in defence of the Executive Order," she said.

But the White House said she had "betrayed the department of justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States".

"President Trump relieved Ms Yates of her duties," a statement from the press secretary said.(BBC)

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  • sanjaya Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:20 AM

    well done King kekille. The world is having high fun at the cost of the well being of the US citizens. All these years it was the other way round.World suffered US had fun.Feel sorry for people but I am sure Trump is determined to give free entertainment to us

    Saman Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:22 AM

    President Trump is not a dictator like wise many Asian African countries. He did the right thing to safe guard interest of his nation with a dignity. This is an act of brave leadership.

    Dee Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:24 AM

    Another North Korea in the making.

    janith Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:26 AM

    couldn't agree more

    TRUE MAN. Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:34 AM

    IN SRI LANKA SHIRANI BANDARANAYAKEAND IN THE USA MS SALLY YATES TWO BRAVE LADIES WHO SCRIFIED THEIR POSITION TO SAFE GUARD JUSTICE FROM CIVIL DICTATORSHIP. THEIR NAMES WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY. via DM Android App

    siv Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:25 PM

    brave lady... We are with you and against racial bans...

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:09 AM

    Heading for a dictatorship . There are lot of similarities between him and Hitler .

    AZ Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:32 PM

    You should be concerned about US fair call. What about other countries then? Please withdraw all US troops based in other countries without the consent of the people of those countries.

    Lanka Wednesday, 01 February 2017 03:04 AM

    Hypocrisy at it's best!!! Just a couple of years ago Sessions grilled Yates on the same subject (during former /Obama administration). She stood up to the same principles and here she gets fired.

    TMA Wednesday, 01 February 2017 03:09 AM

    Then why is he lifting the ban of firearms in schools

    CIVILIZED ? ? Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:00 AM

    CIVILIZED ? - since when ? civilzed for detecting WMD s , or goiing against UN, etc etc

    Sunny Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:42 PM

    Triumph has the guts, no wanna, wanna

    ceylon Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:44 PM

    trump is not smart as many thoughts. via DM Android App

    Dalu Banda Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:22 AM

    Nothing wrong of sacking people who are not complying the instruction. Either right or wrong there should not be two parallel governments. US president has not ordered to kill people, but has given order to make a preventive measure of getting killed of his country citizens. He may be a kind person who will consider any injustices caused due to the decision in case -by case basis once the situation is normalised.

    Liberal Tears Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:34 AM

    This is not a big deal. He is doing what exactly he promised in his manifesto and people of USA admitted it. He should have fired her at the very beginning of his tenure but he did not.

    yahiya Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:46 AM

    Civilized America in dark today.

    Dilan Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:01 PM

    Thumps up for Trump

    Lionwije Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:53 PM

    Dear Mr President, go slow buddy, go really slow. Remember the famous Watergate scandal and how a president had to step down. Don't trust CIA and trust KGB and Putin. They will protect you.

    Shelly Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:59 PM

    How if it happened in SRI LANKA. HIGH COURTS, LOW COURTS, BREASTS COATS, etc would have come out on strike

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:23 PM

    It looks as if President Trump has learned a lot from Mahinda Rajapakse. I recommend Trump to study the book MEIN KAMPF written by Adolf Hitler. There is precisely described how he can treat non-Americans.

    dutugemunu Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:33 PM

    US is not sri lanka where executive presidential candidadte gives false promises to the voters


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