Sally Yates blasts Trump for ‘relentless attack on democratic institutions and norms’

Greg Nash

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates this week criticized what she described as the Trump administration’s attacks on democracy.

“Elections have consequences, and I think you have to expect in a change in administrations, a change in party, that there are going to be policy decisions that are made that you don’t think are a good idea,” Yates told The New York Times during one of its TimesTalks on Tuesday.

{mosads}“What worries me more than any of that is the relentless attack on democratic institutions and norms, and the impact that can have on our country not just during the term of a Trump presidency, but in the years to come as well.”

Yates weighs in on the Trump administration’s actions from time to time on her Twitter account, where she slammed President Trump earlier this week for a tweet attacking the FBI and Justice Department.

“For 27 years, I was privileged to work with the thousands of career DOJ lawyers and FBI agents who work hard every day to keep our country safe, our rights protected, and the rule of law intact. They deserve better than this,” Yates said Monday. 

Trump fired Yates in January of 2017 after she declined as acting attorney general to have the Justice Department defend the first iteration of the administration’s controversial travel ban.

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