Trump's AG Pick Once Told Yates to 'Say No' to Improper Demands

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Sally Yates answered questions during her 2015 confirmation hearing that seemed to herald her dramatic departure. The irony? It was Sen. Jeff Sessions doing the asking.

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  • Darren McKinney

    Sassy Sally, author of the infamous Gates Memo and scourge of corporate America, undertook some shameless grandstanding as she headed for the door, effectively auditioning for her own show on MSNBC.

  • James Klimaski

    Session‘s questioning of Yates during her confirmation hearing was a bit of satire and comic relief for his fellow Republicans. He knows what his role as minister of Justice is suppose to be.

  • Ernest Lane

    So what . . . this wasn‘t an improper demand.

  • Alex W.

    This is cute but, as we say in the law, inapposite. The issue is whether she was being asked to do something illegal, which, another legal phrase, begs the question. A bunch of "journalists" aere jumping over this exchange without the analytical skills to recognize that it does not make her a hero or Sessions a hypocrite. There‘s nothing to it, and it appears that Yates had no basis for refusing to defend the statute. The Obama admin. defended plenty of laws that were marginal, and the immigration law is not marginalk, flawed as its details may be,

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