2015 Video of Sessions, Yates Is 'Prophetic'

Sessions told Yates to 'say no' to 'improper' requests
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2017 7:38 AM CST

(Newser) – The advice Jeff Sessions offered Sally Yates during her 2015 confirmation hearing then seemed ordinary. It now appears "prophetic," per Boing Boing. "You have to watch out" because the president may make "improper" requests "and you need to say no," Sessions tells Yates in a video going viral after the acting attorney general refused to defend President Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-dominated countries, per CNN.

Yates—who says in the video that the AG has "an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution and to give their independent legal advice to the president"—was fired for her actions Monday. Sessions is expected to take over the post within days. (Read more Jeff Sessions stories.)

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