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Senators Accused of Sexism After Sen. Harris Shut Down

She was interrupted by male colleagues for a 2nd time

(Newser) - Senators were accused of sexism and possible racism Tuesday after the only minority woman on the Senate Intelligence Committee was shut down by male colleagues during the questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, was reprimanded by GOP Sens. John McCain and Richard Burr for... More »

Sessions: Any Suggestion of Collusion Is 'Detestable Lie'

AG testifies he never met with Russian officials about interfering in election

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions began his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday by claiming interference in the US' democratic process "can never be tolerated and I encourage every effort to get to the bottom of any such allegations" in his opening remarks . He went on to deny... More »

Sessions to Face 'Thorny' Questions Today

Attorney General appears before Congress at 2:30pm EDT

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions slides into the hot seat Tuesday afternoon, to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on his contact with Russians in an open hearing (the open part reportedly at Sessions' request ). It'll be his first time testifying in front of Congress since he... More »

Sessions' Testimony Will Be Open to Public

A Senate panel will grill him on his meetings with Russian officials

(Newser) - Another day of White House drama before a Senate panel: Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday will be open to the public, reports Politico . Sessions made the request for the open hearing himself. The attorney general is expected to be questioned over his meetings... More »

Next Up on Senate Hot Seat: Jeff Sessions

On the heels of Comey, AG will testify on Tuesday about contact with Russians

(Newser) - Change of scheduling for Jeff Sessions on Tuesday: Instead of testifying before House and Senate panels in charge of the Justice Department's budget, the attorney general will follow in James Comey's recent footsteps and testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on his contact with Russians, reports... More »

Insiders: After Trump Anger, Sessions Offered to Resign

Trump refused the offer, sources say

(Newser) - The Russia investigation caused so much tension between President Trump and Jeff Sessions that the attorney general offered to step down, insiders say. Sessions—a longstanding Trump ally who was the first GOP senator to support his candidacy—made the offer in recent weeks after Trump was infuriated by his... More »

Sessions Brings Back Tougher Drug Sentences

Attorney general overturns Obama-era guidelines

(Newser) - Keeping with President Trump’s promise to focus on law and order, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told federal prosecutors to resume going after drug offenders with maximum penalties. His two-page memo rolls back the more lenient Obama-era order not to charge defendants that meet certain criteria with drug offenses... More »

New Revelation on Comey Gives Ammo to Trump Critics

FBI chief reportedly asked for more resources to expand Russia inquiry

(Newser) - The White House says President Trump fired the FBI's James Comey over his handling of Hillary Clinton's email trouble. Critics, however, think it's fishy that Trump just happened to get rid of the man leading the investigation into Russian meddling in the election. Now, a new report... More »

Woman May Go to Prison for Laughing in Sessions' Hearing

Activist Desiree Fairooz is currently on trial for the outburst

(Newser) - Laughter may be the best medicine, but it's a lawyer, not a doctor, that a Code Pink activist now needs for guffawing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate confirmation hearing. HuffPost reports that 61-year-old Desiree Fairooz is on trial this week after being arrested by US Capitol Police for... More »

Would-Be Ala. Senator Wants to 'Make America Good Again'

Republican Roy Moore has a values pitch to make to voters

(Newser) - Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, US Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Trump's campaign slogan—but with his own twist. "We can only make America great again if we make America... More »

Sessions: 'One Way or Another' We'll Pay for Wall

'We can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue,' AG says

(Newser) - When it comes to paying for President Trump's border wall with Mexico, the administration has options, says Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "We're going to get it paid for one way or the other," Sessions told ABC's This Week on Sunday, per the Hill , adding that... More »

Sessions Calls Hawaii Just 'an Island in the Pacific'

AG says he's 'amazed' a judge in Hawaii can stop Trump's travel ban

(Newser) - “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power,” CNN quotes Jeff Sessons as saying in a radio interview this... More »

Number of US Attorneys Replaced: 0 of 93

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn't named anyone after mass firing

(Newser) - The short version of how the Justice Department operates is that the attorney general lays down policy and 93 US Attorneys around the nation implement it. But the Washington Post reports that current AG Jeff Sessions has an unusual situation three months into the new administration: He has yet to... More »

Sessions Orders Review of Obama-Era Police Reforms

AG signals he'll roll back agreements with departments in Ferguson, Baltimore, etc.

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to review reform agreements reached with troubled police departments across the country, such as those in Ferguson and Baltimore, noting "it is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies." The court-enforced consent decrees... More »

Jeff Sessions Issues Warning to Sanctuary Cities

They could lose federal money if they don't cooperate on immigration

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don't comply. Sessions said the Justice Department would require cities seeking some... More »

US Attorneys 'Learned of Firing Through Media'

'This could not have been handled any worse'

(Newser) - It is not unusual for new presidents to dismiss US attorneys from previous administrations the way the Trump administration did Friday —but the abruptness of the move is being heavily criticized. "This could not have been handled any worse," a law enforcement source tells CNN . The Justice... More »

Sessions Seeks Resignations of 46 US Attorneys

He likely wants federal prosecutors who more closely share his agenda

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 US attorneys who were appointed during prior presidential administrations, the Justice Department said Friday. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks... More »

Al Franken: Jeff Sessions Perjured Himself

He wants AG to explain himself before committee

(Newser) - Senate Judiciary Committee member Al Franken thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury during his confirmation hearings—and he wants him to explain himself in another appearance before the committee. With his failure to disclose talks with Russia's ambassador under questioning, "it's hard to come to any... More »

Behind Trump's Anger: Frustration at 'Deep State'

He was 'steaming, raging mad' over the weekend

(Newser) - One clear narrative has emerged in the wake of a weekend in which President Trump accused former President Obama of tapping his phones: Trump wasn't just in a bad mood over the last few days, he was livid—or "steaming, raging mad," as a piece at the... More »

SNL Reimagines Sessions as Forrest Gump

Kellyanne Conway 'ain't got no legs'

(Newser) - While Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy are away, Kate McKinnon will play, and the Saturday Night Live star was off to the races Saturday night as AG Jeff Sessions in a Forrest Gump send-up, reports the Washington Post . Sessions sat at a bus stop offering chocolates to Leslie Jones and... More »

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