Trump Fires Acting U.S. Attorney General

Daily News Article - January 31, 2017


NOTE TO STUDENTS:  Before answering the questions, read the background below.

1. Who is Sally Yates?

2. Why does President Trump have an Obama appointee as acting Attorney General?

3. For what reason did President Trump fire Yates? (How did the White House explain the decision?)

4. How did Ms. Yates explain her decision to defy President Trump’s hold on immigration from several countries?

5. President Trump tweeted shortly after the letter was made public that Democrats are delaying his cabinet picks for "purely political reasons," leaving him with an "Obama [Attorney General]“

Check out the chart under “Resources” below. Consider the comparison. Do you agree with President Trump’s assertion? Explain your answer.