By Christian Smith
President Donald Trump has sacked the acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to enforce his immigration ban.
The controversial 45th US President who temporary replaces Ms Yates with Dana Boente, as top US legal adviser, signed an executive order preventing people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US.
The countries included in the ban are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
In protest to his executive order, more than a million people have signed a petition to stop the President Trump from coming to the UK.
In a letter to a letter to the Justice Department lawyers, Ms Yates, 56, who was appointed Deputy Attorney General in 2015 by Mr Obama, said she was “not convinced that the executive order is lawful”.
“I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.
“At present, I am not convinced that the defence of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities.”
President Trump accused Ms Yates of betrayal after she failed to defend the contentious immigration orders.
The business man has taken to twitter over the past hour to call out the Democrats who are yet to confirm his nominee, Jeff Session as the AG.