Washington Post

Sessions Lied During Confirmation Hearings About Meeting With Russia

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general. One of the meetings was a private conversation […]

Trump’s AG nominee Jeff Sessions could terminate rule that protects state-legalized marijuana

The US marijuana industry’s vibrant growth in the grey area of federalism could be threatened by president-elect Donald Trump and his preferred choice for attorney general, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. Sessions, an early backer of Trump’s presidential campaign and an outspoken critic of US immigration policy, is also an opponent of marijuana legalization. He has […]

Sam Hodgson, New York Times

Trump’s New Attorney General Was Denied Federal Judgeship Due To Being Racist

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama who became a close adviser after endorsing him early in his campaign, to be the attorney general of the United States, according to officials close to the transition. Mr. Sessions was also under consideration for secretary of defense, creating debate […]