Sally Yates refused to enforce Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban [Image: Getty Images].

I’m not sure I understand the point of this. Sacking an Attorney General won’t make the legality of Herr Drumpf’s Muslim travel ban any less questionable.

In fact, his hiring of ‘yes’ man Dana “honoured to serve President Trump” Boente makes it less so, as it seems Trump is simply surrounding himself with a gang of villains who are happy to flout domestic and international law whenever they like.

He is turning the United States into a rogue state. We’ve seen this happen before, and the results have never been good. Let us hope Americans come to their sense before even more serious damage is done.

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.

Source: Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general Sally Yates – BBC News

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