Jeff Sessions Had Warned Sally Yates: You’ll Have to Say No to the President
Massive Irony Alert: Jason Linkins in the Huntington Post notes Sessions’s question to Sally Yates at her confirmation hearing in 2015:
SESSIONS: You have to watch out because people will be asking you to do things you just need to say “no” about. Do you think the Attorney General has the responsibility to say no to the President if he asks for something that’s improper? A lot of people have defended the [Loretta] Lynch nomination, for example, by saying, “Well [Obama] appoints somebody who’s going to execute his views. What’s wrong with that?” But if the views the president wants to execute are unlawful, should the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General say no?