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State officials defy Spicer

Hundreds of State Department officials ignored a warning from the White House, voicing their opposition to President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees to State leadership, The Associated Press reported.

The so-called dissent cable sent to State leadership is believed to be among the most popularly supported opposition statements in agency history, the AP noted.

A State official told the AP that department leadership received the memo Tuesday, one day after White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested those opposing Trump’s order should leave their posts.

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