|John "Lee" Ruberry of the|
In the producing-sector, if your boss tells you to do something and you don't do it, your job is absolutely at risk.
This evening Trump fired an insubordinate bureaucrat, an Obama-holdover.
President Donald Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and a Democratic appointee, after she refused to defend in court his controversial refugee and immigration ban.Don't shed tears for Yates. If she worked for the feds for long enough she'll still qualify for a pension. Yates probably already has a book deal lined up and a daily show on the MSNBC madhouse.
The extraordinary public clash over Trump's most consequential policy decision to date laid bare the discord and dissent surrounding the executive order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.
The firing came hours after Yates directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend the executive order, saying she was not convinced it was lawful or consistent with the agency's "obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."
In a statement, Trump said Yates had "betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States." He named longtime federal prosecutor Dana Boente as Yates' replacement.