- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said Tuesday President Trump has shown that he doesn’t care about the rule of law or equal justice and said he will always put himself before the rest of the nation.

Ms. Yates, who refused to defend Mr. Trump’s ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries, said Mr. Trump represents a threat to public service and national stability.

“Put simply he treats our country like it is his family business, this time bankrupting our nation’s moral authority at home and aboard,” Ms. Yates said in a video that aired during the second night of the Democratic National Convention.

Ms. Yates said that Mr. Biden would steer the nation in a vastly different direction and has proved that over the course of his political career.

“He summons the best in us, and lives by the values that define us as Americans: service, integrity, cougars, compassion,” she said.

Ms. Yates, meanwhile, said Mr. Trump has “fawned” over Russian President Vladimir Putin as he seeks to interfere with elections and said the president is trying to “sabotage” the elections by making it harder for people to cast their votes.

She said Mr. Trump seeks to ‘remove any check on his abuse of power.”

“From the moment President Trump took office he has used his position to benefit himself rather than our country,” Ms. Yates said. “He has trampled the rule of law, trying to weaponize our Justice Department to attack his enemies and protect his friends.”

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