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Trump fires Attorney-General, swears in another

Dana Boente, who takes over from Sally Yates, will hold fort till Trump nominee Jeff Sessions is confirmed
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 05:50

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Protesters join Senate and House Democrats during a rally to oppose US President Donald Trump's immigration ban in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on Monday.

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"For as long as I am the acting Attorney-General, the Department of Justice will not present arguments in defence of the executive order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so." - Mrs Yates

Washington

PRESIDENT Donald Trump fired acting Attorney-General Sally Yates as conflict escalated over his executive order banning entry to the US by citizens of seven predominantly-Muslim nations.  

Mrs Yates, an Obama administration holdover, was ousted on Monday, just hours

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