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Trump Adviser Miller: Fired Acting AG Yates Refused to Defend Constitution

("Tucker Carlson Tonight"/Fox News Channel)

By    |   Monday, 30 Jan 2017 10:47 PM

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on Monday night defended President Donald Trump's firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates, saying she had refused to defend the Constitution.

Yates on Monday instructed Justice Department lawyers not to defend Trump's executive order for a temporary ban on immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Miller, appearing on Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," said, "Tonight we found out that an Obama appointee who was confirmed in 2015 was refusing to defend the president’s immigration order, and that's refusing to defend the Constitution, and the country."

Echoing a White House statement that Yates had "betrayed her office," Miller said, "She's being replaced by someone who will enforce the laws in the United States."

U.S. attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia was sworn in as acting attorney general at 9 p.m. Eastern. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is expected to be confirmed as attorney general later this week.

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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on Monday night defended President Donald Trump's firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates, saying she had refused to defend the Constitution.
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