Trump sacks defiant attorney general

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

Sally Yates, who was appointed by Barack Obama, ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president's executive order.

A White House statement accused Ms Yates of "betraying" the justice department and being "weak on borders".

Mr Trump replaced her with Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr Boente said he was "honoured to serve President Trump" and immediately directed his department to enforce the controversial order.

Mr Trump also replaced the acting director of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Daniel Ragsdale, who has been in the post since 20 January. He is the former deputy director.

No reason was given for Mr Ragsdale's sacking. He has been replaced by, Thomas Homan, the executive associate director of enforcement and removal.

Comments (4)

The USA is another Zimbabwe in the making LOL. Trump's dictatorial tendencies are no good for America at all. Americans - please remove this fool before its too late.

cry my beloved country - 31 January 2017

america is responsible for all the deaths taking place in the Muslim countries and other parts of the world. All started in 1945 with the creation of Israel. 1990 killing of siad barre in Somalia. Sadam and Gaddaffi. Obama had a hand in the so called Arab spring which created ISIL and the current Syrian war. Trump can go ahead and build his wall. the wall must work both ways. No Americans out no non Americans out. The world will be a safer place withjout Americans tasting weapons on poor muslims and Africans.

makono josiphat - 31 January 2017

Trump is making America great again never mind cnn rubbish which they say about this guy who defeated their prefered weak president Hillary Clinton .

Diibulaanyika - 1 February 2017

Lets wait and read what the next move is after Trump has done this

D - 1 February 2017

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