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Trump fires back at Yates for convention speech: 'Terrible AG'

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In a tweet posted just before midnight, the president called Yates a "terrible" attorney general and questioned whether she had leaked to the press during her time in the Justice Department.

"She was a terrible A.G. Was she the leaker?" he wrote.

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Yates issued scathing criticism of the president during her remarks at the virtual convention for his various efforts to ban travelers from several Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States.

The former deputy attorney general served in the Obama administration and was briefly acting attorney general under Trump before he fired her for refusing to defend the first incarnation of the travel ban in federal court.

"I was fired for refusing to defend President Trump's shameful and unlawful Muslim travel ban,” she said during her appearance Tuesday night.

Trump has gone after Yates before. Earlier this month, he accused her of having "zero credibility" ahead of her congressional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of its probe into the now-shuttered Russia investigation.

"Sally Yates leaked the General Flynn conversation? Ask her under oath. Republicans should start playing the Democrats game!” Trump tweeted at the time.