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Watchdog: Sessions Said 'We Need to Take Away Children'

Former AG pushed Trump's agenda of separating children from their families

(Newser) - When US attorneys objected to orders to prosecute all undocumented immigrants in May 2018, then-attorney general Jeff Sessions made clear President Trump's intentions. "We need to take away children," he told the prosecutors, per the New York Times . A week later, then-deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein complained...

Jeff Sessions Is Out, and Other Primary Results

Tommy Tuberville, endorsed by Trump, beats former AG in Alabama

(Newser) - Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Trump. Tuberville, 65, beat Sessions in Tuesday’s Republican runoff...

Alabama Senate Runoff Could Be Anyone's Game

Tommy Tuberville, backed by Trump, takes on ex-AG Jeff Sessions to see who'll face Doug Jones

(Newser) - The Alabama runoff election for US Senate was supposed to have been at the end of March, but the pandemic pushed it off for more than three months. Now, Tuesday is the big day for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 73, and ex-Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, 65, facing off...

High Court Blocks Trump on Sanctuary Law

Justices won't take case, leaving California policy in place

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has voted not to take up President Trump's attempt to void California's sanctuary law, a decisive victory for the state in its struggle with the administration over immigration law enforcement. With exceptions involving warrents or suspects in serious crimes, California law enforcement officials don't...

Jeff Sessions Pushes Back at New Fiery Trump Tweet

'Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do'

(Newser) - They're at it again. The longtime battle between President Trump and his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, continues this week as the latter keeps up his run for a US Senate seat out of Alabama, while the former carries on his attack. Trump has already thrown his support behind...

Trump to Sessions: Leave My Name Out of This

They aren't allies, president's aide writes to candidate

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions, who's trying to be elected in Alabama without President Trump's support, has been reminded of the depth of his former boss's non-endorsement. He received a stinging demand letter from the Trump campaign, Reuters reports, saying Sessions seems to be trying to make voters think that...

Trump Has One More Insult for Jeff Sessions

President endorses Tommy Tuberville, Sessions' Alabama opponent for US Senate seat

(Newser) - President Trump has said one of his biggest mistakes was appointing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general, but the latter seemed determined to get back into the commander in chief's good graces, recently declaring himself Trump's "strongest advocate" as he gets ready to make a new run...

Sessions, Tuberville Head to Runoff in Alabama Race

Roy Moore was a distant 4th in GOP primary

(Newser) - Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in a Republican runoff March 31 as the former Alabama senator seeks to regain the longtime seat he held. Sessions and Tuberville won the most votes in the primary Tuesday to advance from a crowded primary field...

Jeff Sessions Confirms Senate Run, Praises Trump

He says he's still president's 'strongest advocate'

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions confirmed Thursday that he is running to reclaim the Senate seat he held for 20 years—and while President Trump has called naming Sessions as attorney general the "biggest mistake" of his presidency, Sessions wants to let bygones be bygones. The Alabama Republican described himself as Trump'...

Report: Trump Warned Sessions Against Senate Comeback Bid

But Alabaman still plans to announce run

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions is going to take a shot at resuming the Senate career he abandoned for an ill-fated stint in the Trump administration, insiders say. Sources tell the New York Times and NPR that the Republican, who served in the Senate for 20 years before becoming President Trump's attorney...

Report: Jeff Sessions Wants His Senate Seat Back

Sources say he's exploring 2020 run

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions is seriously considering a run for the Senate seat he held for 20 years before briefly becoming President Trump's attorney general, sources tell the Washington Post and Politico . The sources say the 72-year-old Republican has been plotting a 2020 campaign strategy for the Alabama seat currently held...

House Panel OKs Subpoenas for Big Names in Trump Probe

Including Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the AP reports. The panel also voted to authorize subpoenas for documents and testimony related to Trump'...

Sessions Makes Big Last-Minute Move

Guidelines appear to curtail Justice Department's oversight of police departments

(Newser) - A memo dated Nov. 7 out of the Office of the Attorney General appears to be Jeff Sessions' last hurrah, but civil rights advocates aren't applauding. The New York Times reports that, before he left his post at President Trump's request, Sessions signed off on strict new guidelines...

Sessions' Next Job: Maybe His Old One?

Newly fired attorney general might run for former Senate seat in Alabama

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions may be out of a job as attorney general , but this week's resignation means that he could run again for his former Senate seat in Alabama. Politico quotes two sources saying that Sessions is considering a run against incumbent Democrat Doug Jones in 2020, and CNN's...

Our Next AG: Chris Christie?

He's being considered, sources say

(Newser) - With Jeff Sessions out as attorney general, the talk has commenced on who President Trump will nominate to replace him. Two sources tell CBS News Chris Christie is being considered, but a decision isn't expected soon. Others who are reportedly being considered: Rudy Giuliani, outgoing Florida Attorney General Pam...

With Sessions Out, Dems Fear for Future of Mueller Probe

New acting AG Matthew Whitaker has been a leading critic of the investigation

(Newser) - President Trump's forcing out of Jeff Sessions has cast doubt on the future of Robert Mueller's investigation—especially since Sessions' replacement, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, has long been a critic of the probe. Whitaker, who served as Sessions' chief of staff, has repeatedly accused the Mueller investigation...

Jeff Sessions Submits His Resignation

He's out as attorney general at White House's request

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general, report CNN and the AP . White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly asked him to resign Wednesday, and Sessions' resignation letter was subsequently delivered to the White House. The speed of the move, coming so soon after polls closed, "suggested how...

Sessions Allies: We Hope It'll Be a Kind Cut

So they don't think the attorney general will last

(Newser) - Sensing that Jeff Sessions' days at the Justice Department may be numbered, some of his supporters want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general they believe has dutifully carried out the administration's agenda even while enduring the president's fury, the AP reports....

Calif. Just OK'd Strongest Net Neutrality Law in the US

Trump administration immediately sued

(Newser) - California Gov. Jerry Brown approved the nation's strongest net neutrality law Sunday, prompting a lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over internet regulation. Net neutrality advocates hope the law—which Brown signed to stop internet providers from favoring certain content or sites,...

Trump on Sessions: 'I Don't Have an Attorney General'

That's not his only scathing quote

(Newser) - President Trump has ripped into Attorney General Jeff Sessions plenty of times on Twitter; now he's doing it in the Oval Office. The Hill reports on its Tuesday sitdown with the president for Hill.TV, for an interview it describes as "one of his most ferocious broadsides to...

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