Jeff Sessions

Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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January 15, 2019 - 11:34 am
UPDATED: 9.17 p.m. ___ By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the...
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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, walks with Attorney General nominee William Barr after their meeting on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Washington.
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January 15, 2019 - 7:08 am
By Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for President Donald Trump's policies while assuring Democrats he will act independently and...
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Matthew Whitaker
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December 20, 2018 - 1:31 pm
By Laura Jarrett (CNN) -- Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker disregarded the advice of a Justice Department ethics official to step aside from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to a senior department official close to the process. Whitaker, who has...
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Hillary Clinton
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November 20, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible...
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gestures after speaking at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington.
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November 19, 2018 - 10:59 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of...
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Center City Protest
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Andrew Kramer
November 08, 2018 - 10:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Philadelphia's Thomas Paine Plaza was packed with hundreds of anti-Trump protesters Thursday night, who were concerned over the future of the Robert Mueller Russia investigation now that Jeff Sessions is no longer Attorney General. "Having the president fire Jeff...
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Chris Christie pauses during a Town Hall meeting at Gilchrist Metal Company during his 2016 presidential campaign.
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November 08, 2018 - 10:20 am
By Jeremy Diamond and Sarah Westwood, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said. Trump fired Sessions on Wednesday without...
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In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa.
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File
November 08, 2018 - 7:39 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the...
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Matthew Whitaker
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November 07, 2018 - 6:07 pm
( CBS News ) — President Trump announced Wednesday that Jeff Sessions had resigned as attorney general and will be replaced by Matthew Whitaker, who had been Sessions' chief of staff at the Justice Department. Whitaker will also replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in overseeing special...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
November 07, 2018 - 5:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the moment Jeff Sessions was resigning , a federal appeals court was hearing arguments in the City of Philadelphia's case against him, over its sanctuary city policies. The arguments revolved around the limit of the attorney general's powers, rather than...
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