President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday, hours after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his refugee and travel ban in court.
However, as one Twitter user observed, Trump's own pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is awaiting confirmation, had once advised Yates to defy a president's orders "if the views the president wants to execute are unlawful."
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