NIXONIAN: Dana Boente Named New Acting AG After Sally Yates Fired for Defying Trump’s Muslim Ban

MONDAY NIGHT MASSACRE: White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has been named the new Acting Attorney General, after Sally Yates defied Trump’s Muslim ban (which is 0-5 in courts across the country).

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NIXONIAN: Dana Boente Named New Acting AG After Sally Yates Fired for Defying Trump’s Muslim Ban

Um, who knew the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973 during Richard Nixon’s presidency would take place on Monday night, 10 days into the Trump presidency? History is collapsing into a black hole in the Trump administration.

Trump accused Yates of “betraying” the administration as though her loyalty should be to the president and not the law. Um, so much for independence. I hope they won’t need a FISA warrant, since Boente can’t sign off on them yet. The train-wreck continues. The other Justice Department career employees should resign on principle.

Sally Yates stood up to Donald Trump and publicly defied him. This was an act of courage. She has gone down in history as telling Trump no. Let’s see how this will play out in the Justice Department, since she is a career Justice official. I consider it a badge of honor for Ms. Yates to have been fired by this loudmouth bully. History will look back kindly on Ms. Yates for her courage.

It’s very ironic that during Sally Yates confirmation hearing Jeff Sessions asked her if she would defy the president if she thought he was telling her to do something against the law. Here’s the exchange:

Boente was nominated by President Obama in 2015 and has spent 31 years at Department of Justice. So, yet another Obama appointee.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter: