Attorney General in Atlanta on [22], In January 2017, according to a Justice Department spokesman, Yates accepted a request from the incoming Trump administration to be acting Attorney General, beginning on January 20, 2017, and until the successor for Attorney General Lynch would be confirmed by the Senate. The ban was politically labeled as a Muslim ban. [10][19], As Deputy Attorney General, Yates was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Justice Department, which included approximately 113,000 employees. An official website of the State of Georgia. Democratic Party operatives in Georgia began recruiting Yates to run for Governor of Georgia in the 2018 election. [77] She was hired by Republican Bob Barr for her first DOJ position. "I look forward to learning more about the critical services they provide and announcing additional funding and resources from the Trump administration to assist in these efforts.”, The visit includes a walking tour of the survivor care facility at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and the center’s “Envision Project.”. [63], Yates delivered a speech as part of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Yates was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to John Kelley Quillian (1930–1986),[4] an attorney and judge who was a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals between 1966 and 1984, and his wife, Xara "Mickey" DeBeaugrine Quillian (née Terrell; 1931–2012), an interior designer. [12], On May 13, 2015, the United States Senate voted 84–12 (4 not voting) to confirm Yates as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the second-highest-ranking position in the Justice Department;[16][17] during her confirmation hearing, when questioned by Senator Jeff Sessions if she would disobey a president's unlawful orders, she responded that she would have an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution, and to give independent legal advice to the president. Working with state and local law enforcement and community victim service providers, we will continue to bring these criminals to justice and deliver critical aid to survivors.”. [75][76], Yates is a Democrat. Subscribe to 95.5 WSB newsletter(Opens a new window), 95.5 WSB facebook feed(Opens a new window), 95.5 WSB twitter feed(Opens a new window), 95.5 WSB instagram feed(Opens a new window). Learn about careers at Cox Media Group. The leaders and community members we’re meeting with in Atlanta are on the front lines of this fight and are critical to our efforts to end this horrific crime," Ivanka Trump said. How you know. If you have a consumer complaint, please contact our Consumer Protection Division. Brian Kemp, Georgia first lady Marty Kemp, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and state and federal law enforcement. "There's a big difference, because the Saturday Night Massacre was really about firing the attorney general when Nixon was the target of an investigation and was actively obstructing justice", he said. [61] She informed McGahn that Flynn was "compromised" and possibly open to blackmail by the Russians. ", "Inspiration Awards honored student, community leaders for public service", "U.S. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Atlanta, Georgia. The Attorney General is the chief legal adviser for the Governor, as well as for all state agencies, boards, and commissions. Yates' practice focuses on investigations. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “” or “” at the end of the address. “The scourge of human trafficking is the modern-day equivalent of slavery, brutally depriving victims of basic human rights and essential physical needs as it erodes their sense of dignity and self-worth,” Barr said. [10] During her time as a U.S. Attorney, Yates was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to be Vice Chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee.