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Sally Yates, the acting attorney general fired Monday night, previously spent years defending Obama administration policies, championing criminal justice WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night after she refused to defend his immigration order and touched Sally Quillian Yates (born August 20, 1960) is the former Acting Attorney General of the United States having served for 10 days from January 20, 2017 President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night after she refused to defend his immigration order and touched off a major drama in the Accusing her of betrayal, President Donald Trump has fired his Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was standing in outright defiance against Trump’s Sally Q. Yates was confirmed as Deputy Attorney General on May 13, 2015. President Obama formally nominated her for the position on January 8, 2015.WASHINGTON — President Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night after the Obama holdover refused to defend his controversial refugee Sally Yates is President Barack Obama’s choice for deputy attorney general, Reuters reported Sunday. The U.S. attorney in Atlanta will reportedly take over for Atlanta’s Sally Yates confirmed to No. 2 post at Justice Department. 0. “Sally Quillian Yates is a human being I have known for almost 40 years.Sally Yates, the U.S. attorney in Atlanta is expected to be Obama’s pick for deputy attorney general.