I am going to guess that at this firing there weren’t any cameras and there was no dramatic music.
Sally Yates, an Obama administration appointee, was leading the department until the confirmation of Trump’s pick for attorney general, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. Yates has been replaced by Dana Boente, who has been serving as US attorney for the eastern district of Virginia since December 2015. Boente said in a statement that he is “honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected.”
Yates, in a memo sent to her staff, had said the Justice Department would not defend the administration’s executive action to temporarily ban refugees from around the world and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries. This would have left the government without a legal defense in court cases against the executive order.