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Who is Sally Yates? Meet the acting attorney general Trump fired for ‘betraying’ the Justice Department.

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Acting attorney general Sally Quillian Yates, a longtime prosecutor from Atlanta, began her tenure as an Obama appointee two years ago by saying that pursuing justice was more important to her than bringing federal cases in court.

“We’re not the Department of Prosecutions or even the Department of Public Safety,” Yates said in May 2015, the week after she was confirmed as deputy attorney general, the second-highest-ranking position in the Justice Department. “We are the Department of Justice.”

On Monday afternoon, only days away from stepping down from her 27-year career in the Justice Department, Yates defied President Trump, ordering federal attorneys not to defend the controversial immigration order issued Friday.

Within hours, Trump fired her. In a news release, the White House said Yates had “betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.” Yates was replaced by Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, who told The Washington Post he would enforce the president’s directive until Trump nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is confirmed.

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MahoganyBooks Presents An Author Talk & Book Signing with Songstress, Ledisi | Sunday, December 2nd

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MahoganyBooks is proud to present, 12x Grammy-nominated recording artist, actress, songwriter and author, Ledisi for a special discussion and signing of her powerful new book, The Walk: Accepting Your Life As It Is Now. This powerhouse is known around the world for her spellbinding voice and today she is sharing her truths about enjoying your life’s journey right where you are.

“The act of walking requires you to take one step and then another until you arrive at your destination. In ‘The Walk’, Ledisi shares the steps she took to get to her best life. And just like her songs, the gems she so bravely shares about her life will inspire many. I am so proud of her! Keep walking in your majesty, my beloved.”
~Iyanla Vanzant, Host, Iyanla: Fix My Life

Ledisi will be in conversation with MahoganyBooks Co-owner, Connection Strategist and 2018 Root 100 Honoree, Ramunda Lark Young.

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