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    U.S. General Attorney Sally Yates politely told that law breaking Trump to go to hell by refusing to enforce his ban on Muslim countries because it was unconstitutional and Fascist Trump fired her for upholding the law and Trump said he would fire anyone who opposes his lawless activities. One can only hope that more judges and lawyers across this country will uphold the constitutional rights of the American people and oppose this Fascist Government.
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    Trump fired Sally Yates three days into his administration because she opposed his racist Muslim ban.

    In December of 2017, she published an op-ed stating that Trump will make the United States an autocracy unless Americans speak out.

    The other day, she published another op-ed (in the Washington Post) where she accused Trump of using the Justice Department as his personal grudge squad.

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    Former acting US Attorney General Sally Yates testified yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the 2016 FBI investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Yates defended the FBI’s observation of Trump’s former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn. That investigation was necessary to see if Flynn's interactions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak endangered national security, she said. By promising to end US sanctions against Russia imposed by the Obama administration after Russia invaded Ukraine and then attacked the 2016 election, "General Flynn had essentially neutered the US government's message of deterrence," Yates said.

    In the hearing, Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that the FBI interview conducted in January 2017, after Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak had come to light, were simply an attempt to reopen a closed case to hurt Trump. Yates reminded him that the FBI had decided to close the Flynn case before the Kislyak conversations, and those chats changed the landscape. "They were absolutely material to a legitimate investigation…. Interviewing General Flynn was right at the core of the FBI's investigation at this point to try to discern what are the ties between the Trump administration and the Russians."

    Yates called the attempt of the Justice Department, now overseen by Attorney General William Barr, attempt to dismiss the Flynn case after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI “highly irregular.”

    As so many of recent Republican investigators have, though, Graham seemed less concerned with learning what happened than with establishing his own narrative. He interrupted Yates so many times both another Senator and the witness herself called him out on it.

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    I would think that Sally Yates is a top contender in the Biden administration to be Attorney General. She was Deputy Attorney General under Loretta Lynch and Acting Attorney General for a short period under the Trump administration until he fired her for not supporting his Muslim immigration ban of seven countries -- a ban which she felt was unlawful.
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    Hopefully she is in the final 3 of those considered. She would be an excellent choice.