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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Judicial - Third Independent Branch of Government Civics 101

Obviously, Donald Trump does not understand how there are three branches of government and each are independent of the other.  He can't fire people and make them obey because by interfering with the Justice Department he is violating the law----again!

Donald Trump is despearate to claim his own dictatorship in the White House but he hasn't a clue how to do it and get away with tweeting his way to success.  In fact,Trump doesn't have a golf course to hide on these days, so he's signing executive orders with a the pen, probably pretending it's a golf tee. Meanwhile, the Congress and his White House Staff are picking up Trump "dung" like they're all circuls clowns following the elephants around the big top.
Loretta Lynch praises Sally Yates for 'courageous leadership'
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Assistant Attorney General Sally Yates have created a wake of distrust for Donald Trump with their courage and ability to stand "truth to power". Any new "boss" at the Justice Department will have two tough leadership acts to follow.
On Monday night, in a fit of anger at the Assistant Attorney General, because she wouldn't follow his "Achtung!" directions about his immigration Muslim Ban, he fired Sally Yates like she was an ingenue on The Apprentice, a reality television show.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who served under President Obama, responded:

Loretta Lynch praises Sally Yates for 'courageous leadership'
By Rebecca Savransky for The Hill

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday praised former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for her "courageous leadership." 

"With her decision not to defend the executive order regarding immigration, Sally Yates displayed the fierce intellect, unshakeable integrity, and deep commitment to the rule of law that have characterized her 27 years of distinguished service to the Department of Justice under both Democratic and Republican administrations," Lynch said in a statement.
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Former Assistant Attorney General Sally Yates

"Her courageous leadership embodies the highest traditions of the Department of Justice, whose first duty is always to the American people, and to the Constitution that protects our rights and safeguards our liberties."

Loretta Lynch statement on Sally Yates: "Her courageous leadership embodies the highest traditions of the Department of Justice..."
On Monday night, Trump fired Yates just hours after she ordered that the Justice Department not defend the president's controversial executive order on immigration.

The order bars people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from entering the country for 90 days; suspends the country's refugee resettlement program for 120 days; and indefinitely suspends resettlement of refugees from Syria.

The White House on Monday issued a statement saying Yates, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, had "betrayed the U.S. government." (This is hypocrisy- it's the Trump administration who is betraying the desperate refugees and making innocent people feel like criminals without cause and stripping them all of due process!)

In the statement, the statement said Yates was "weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration." (But, it was Sally Yates who prosecuted and convicted the evil Atlanta bomber 
Eric Rudolph, the man who attacked the 1996 Summer Olympic Games)

"It is time to get serious about protecting our country," the statement said.

Trump selected Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to replace Yates until his attorney general nominee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), is confirmed by the Senate.

Obama nominated Yates for deputy attorney general in December 2014. She was confirmed by the Senate in May 2015, making her the Justice Department's No. 2 under Lynch.

Dana Boente will collect tax payer $alary for taking the position Yates has vacated; but morale at the Justice Department will not be quickly repaired, especially when the former Attorney General Lynch and the Assistant Attorney General Yates created a wake of distrust and left behind a path of fearful employees.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has violated his leadership responsibility to support the Constitution- there are three branches of government and Trump can't influence the Justice Department!. 

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