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Sally Yates: DOJ Not a Tool For Trump to Use Against Enemies

Sally Yates: DOJ Not a Tool For Trump to Use Against Enemies
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By    |   Saturday, 04 November 2017 12:17 PM

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired earlier this year for refusing to direct the Justice Department to defend President Donald Trump's travel ban, criticized the president Saturday for his calls on the the Department of Justice to investigate Hillary Clinton.

“DOJ not a tool for POTUS to use to go after his enemies and protect his friends,” Yates tweeted. “Respect rule of law and DOJ professionals. This must stop.”

The president has repeatedly criticized the Justice Department, and stepped up his calls for an investigation of Clinton, saying on Friday he's disappointed in the department and that it should be "looking at the Democrats."

His comments come as Trump has been renewing his calls for the Justice Department and FBI to investigate Clinton and Democrats over their own connections with Russian interests.

Trump said on Thursday, following revelations that Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee had funded opposition research on him leading to the production of a dossier linking him to Russia, that he is "very unhappy" she wasn't under investigation.

Friday, he stepped up those comments, saying that the "saddest thing" is that as president, he's not "supposed to be involved in the Justice Department. I am not supposed to be involved in the FBI."

 I'm not supposed to be doing the kind of things that I would love to be doing and I'm very frustrated by it," he said.

He also complained on Twitter Friday that Clinton should face investigation after former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile’s claim in a book that Clinton, with the DNC, tilted the primary against her rival,  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

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Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired earlier this year for refusing to direct the Justice Department to defend President Donald Trump's travel ban, criticized the president Saturday for his calls on the the Department of Justice to investigate Hillary...
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