Former Acting AG and Obama Holdover Sally Yates Calls Trump’s Travel Ban Unlawful

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Former acting Attorney General and a holdover from the Obama administration Sally Yates slammed President Trump’s travel ban and called it unlawful as she defended her decision to not defend the ban.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Yates is widely considered a frontrunner for attorney general should Democratic nominee Joe Biden prevail in the November election. She is also immediately adjacent to two of the Trump era’s greatest controversies: the president’s travel ban and the surveillance of Trump associates during the 2016 campaign.

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“I was fired for refusing to defend President Trump’s shameful and unlawful travel ban,” Yates said. “That was the start of his relentless attacks on our democratic institutions and countless dedicated public servants.”

“He’s trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his friends,” she added.

A subsequent iteration of the ban was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2018. Those travel sanctions have since been modified and expanded. The justices first allowed the travel restrictions to take effect while legal fights unfolded in 2017, albeit on a limited basis.

When the ban first came down Yates was more cerebral, saying she “wasn’t convinced” the order could be defended.

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Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Sally Yates is a die hard Democrat. That is why she insisted the travel ban was unconstitutional and we see how that worked out for her. God help us if she becomes the AG. She is way to partisan to be in any position requiring ethics because she has none.

trebor
trebor
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

As I remember it, it was Obama who selected the countries to be banned.

snert
snert
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

jfk was last democrat, most have moved up to liberal communist, and soon to be authoritarianism!!!

DawnieR
DawnieR
2 years ago

WHY isn’t Yates IN PRISON yet??????

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
2 years ago
Reply to  DawnieR

My sentiments exactly!
There’s so many from the SCANDAL FREE administration that need to be behind bars.
As much as I love President Trump, I never understood why he didn’t clean house when he took office???
Hopefully he’s learned his lesson for the 2nd term.
EVERYONE PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE!

Leftshot
2 years ago

HEADLINE: Former Acting AG and Obama Holdover Sally Yates Calls Trump’s Travel Ban Unlawful
The two most important words in that headline are “Former” and “Acting”. Second, the courts didn’t think it was unlawful. Third, Sally has to make this assertion, because otherwise the alternative is she was insubordinate by failing to carry out a legal order.

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
2 years ago

I certainly wouldn’t credit Yates with any informatiin as I would very much doubt her honesty.
Best to leave well enough alone!

oljoe
2 years ago

Who is left to spy on when she becomes AG? Oh yeah WE are!

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
2 years ago

Woe betide America should Biden win the nomination! Sally Yates with Biden are the last people America needs on the ballot!

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
2 years ago

So, a travel ban is unlawful, but forcing Americans to wear masks, seat belts, etc. is okay? Every one of the clowns associated with Obama, in fact every Democrat, needs to go back to elementary school to learn what freedom & independence actually mean.

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