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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer who is the 84th Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2017.


Sessions previously served as a United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017, and he is a member of the Republican Party. From 1981 to 1993, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. Sessions was nominated in 1986 to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, but his contentious nomination failed. Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and to the U.S. Senate in 1996, being re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. During his time in Congress, Sessions was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tapped U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber to investigate Republican claims of FBI misconduct. Huber is Utah's lead federal prosecutor and although he was first appointed by a Democratic president, Barack Obama, he's raised his profile significantly under the ... US Attorney
LOS ANGELES -- California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation's cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even ...

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has questioned witnesses about an event connected to the Republican National Convention in 2016 attended by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-Russia's U.S. ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to a new report. Mueller's team sought details ... Jeff Sessions Republican convention
Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his record on the Russia investigation in a Time Magazine cover story published Thursday. He maintained that he had done the right thing in recusing himself from the probe. President Donald Trump has often feuded with Sessions about his recusal. ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions tamped down on Republican calls for a second special counsel on Thursday, announcing in a letter to several top GOP committee chairs that a special counsel to investigate possible FBI misconduct is not yet justified.
WASHINGTON -- In a concession to conservatives clamoring for new investigations into Hillary Clinton's emails and the Justice Department's actions in the Russia investigation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday named a federal prosecutor from Utah to head the review. But he once ...

President Trump's day probably won't be brightened by the issue of Time magazine that just dropped. On the cover: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, captured in all his ghoulish glory by photographer Philip Montgomery. The tagline: "Nobody's Above the Law," a direct quote from the AG himself. This ... Jeff Sessions
California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation's cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states ... Jeff Sessions
California's Orange County will be joining a lawsuit launched by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions challenging the state's so-called sanctuary laws, which prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. A board of supervisors voted to join Sessions' legal ... California Jeff Sessions
WASHINGTON — Andrew McCabe, as the FBI's deputy director, authorized an investigation into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to Congress, three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. The investigation ended without criminal charges, according to Sessions's lawyer, and was not ... California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be back in Alabama on Friday. Sessions is scheduled to address the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers (NOBLE) at a luncheon for the group's executives. The event will be held at the downtown Sheraton, according to an announcement Wednesday ... California Jeff Sessions
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe oversaw a criminal inquiry into Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his testimony to Congress about his contacts with Russian officials, ABC News reported Wednesday. California Jeff Sessions
Devin Nunes' face on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' body and vice versa. ... But on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions played along, issuing a memo in which he “strongly encourage[d] federal prosecutors” to seek capital sentences “for certain drug-related crimes,” including those that do not ... California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not under investigation for misleading Congress or perjury by special counsel Robert Mueller, Sessions's lawyer said. Sessions reportedly was being eyed in 2017 by a probe then overseen by high-ranking FBI official Andrew McCabe because of his statements to ... California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. ([Susan Walsh | Associated Press]. WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions will outline the administration's response to the opioid ... California Jeff Sessions
When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks about the opioid epidemic in Tallahassee Thursday, observers hope the nation's top lawman will do more than talk tough about crime and punishment. Leon County Commissioner Bryan Desloge, a board member of the National Association of Counties, said ... California Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has recused himself from all Justice Department matters related to the 2016 election and the Clinton and Trump campaigns, but he seems unwilling to follow through on this pledge. First, he was involved in the infamous firing of former FBI Director James Comey ... California Jeff Sessions
Former Attorney General Eric Holder says Jeff Sessions needs to “to have the guts” to stand up to President Donald Trump, suggesting the Justice Department leader may have rushed to fire former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe at the president's behest. Holder, who led the department under former ... California Jeff Sessions
Updated | Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly faces questions about his testimony before a congressional committee in November, where he claimed to have shot down a proposal to consult with Russia during the president's 2016 campaign. The former Alabama senator told the House Judiciary ... California Jeff Sessions
On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, allegedly for misleading investigators about authorizing a conversation between FBI officials and Wall Street Journal reporters in 2016. It was intended to rebut allegations that he had slowed down an investigation into the ... California Jeff Sessions
"Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse," Trump tweeted after Sessions announced Horowitz would be probing the allegations. "Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on [former FBI Director James] Comey etc. California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Friday evening, two days before he was slated to retire — and become eligible for full pension benefits. The move was applauded by the one person Jeff Sessions needed to please the most: President Donald Trump. California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears to have made a New Year's resolution out of attacking California. In January, Sessions' Department of Justice supported conservative groups suing the state's school system for allegedly suppressing conservatives' free speech. The DOJ has also filed suit to ... California Jeff Sessions
Sometimes, it seems as if, after the Trumpocalypse, all that will remain are cockroaches and Jeff Sessions. At other times, it seems the attorney general will be fired any second. Depending on which report you believe, President Trump's attorney general is his most loyal enforcer. As of this writing, Sessions ... California Jeff Sessions
The Trump administration is continuing their tradition of speaking to crowds that are largely favorable to their policies and on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff “King Keebler” Sessions spoke at the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Nashville. What is the International Association of Chiefs of ... California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is abusing a little-used statute in an unprecedented way that is leading to an end run around the Senate's advice and consent authority with respect to U.S. attorneys. Given what we know about the ongoing investigations into the president and Trump's authoritarian instincts, ... California Jeff Sessions
(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors won't take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department's decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is still balking at the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate concerns with the Justice Department and FBI. Despite mounting pressure from top Republicans to appoint another independent counsel — there is already one special counsel, Robert Mueller, ... California Jeff Sessions
Washington (CNN) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday that increasingly frequent lower court rulings blocking controversial Trump administration policies are "unconstitutional." "The increasing frequency of limitless injunctions is simply unsustainable, and the ever-more extreme nature of some ... California Jeff Sessions
Washington (CNN) The US immigration courts are set up to give the attorney general substantial power to almost single-handedly direct how immigration law is interpreted in this country -- and Jeff Sessions is embracing that authority. Sessions quietly moved this week to adjust the way asylum cases are ... California Jeff Sessions
Jeff Sessions addresses the California Peace Officers' Assn. in Sacramento on March 7. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press) ... Here's part of a headline you probably did not expect to read above a Los Angeles Times editorial: “Thanks, Jeff Sessions.” Yes, you read that right: Although the U.S. attorney ... California Jeff Sessions
WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors won't take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department's decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. California Jeff Sessions
Exclusive: Here's Jeff Sessions' Draft Master Plan For The Justice Department. A draft strategic plan sidelines civil rights while emphasizing a crackdown on leaks and the MS-13 gang. By Ryan J. Reilly ... California Jeff Sessions
The mayor of Oakland, California, responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions by repeating the “How dare you?” phrase he used after she warned of a recent federal immigration raid. Sessions criticized Mayor Libby Schaaf in a speech Wednesday to law enforcement officials after he sued California ... California Jeff Sessions
That was Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcing that the Justice Department is suing California over its so-called sanctuary laws. (Those are measures designed to make it more difficult for federal immigration agents to operate there.) Above, protesters outside the hotel where Mr. Sessions spoke in ... California Jeff Sessions
That is what Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a gathering of law enforcement officers in California on Wednesday, in announcing that the Trump administration was suing the state over its so-called sanctuary laws. Federal immigration law, Sessions emphasized, is the supreme law of the land. California Jeff Sessions
The top three officials at the Justice Department strolled to dinner together Wednesday evening with smiles less than eight hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched his first public rebuttal to President Donald Trump's latest fusillade on Sessions' "disgraceful" handling of Republican allegations of ... California Jeff Sessions
SACRAMENTO — California and the Trump administration have locked horns from the very first hours of Donald J. Trump's presidency. But a visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the California capital, Sacramento, on Wednesday produced an unfiltered shouting match that was remarkable even for the ... California Jeff Sessions
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to rescind a policy protecting states with legal marijuana, many politicians came out and criticized the move. But now some members of Congress are actually doing something about it. Congressmen Lou Correa, a Democrat from California, and Matt Gaetz, ... California Jeff Sessions
On Wednesday, a group of marijuana policy reform advocates swarmed courtroom 14D of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in lower Manhattan. So many people came to the hearing that a video live stream aired in a second courtroom two floors below, holding spillage from the ... California Jeff Sessions
Jeff Sessions has made no secret of the fact that he cares more about punishing people who use and sell marijuana than he does about finding a resolution for the country's opioid crisis. Even with multiple state legalizing the use of medicinal and/or recreational marijuana, the U.S. Attorney General has it ... California Jeff Sessions
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — but in 2018, imitation can also be simple mockery. Count a Denver dispensary chain's decision to name a marijuana strain after United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions among the latter. Inspired by the AG's public remarks and his recent rescission of ... California Jeff Sessions
Just 24 hours after a gunman shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to offer a sign that, just maybe, the country had actually stirred from its current numbness toward mass shootings. "It cannot be denied that ... California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions calls for a review of the FBI and Justice Department's handling of tips following a school shooting in Florida. The FBI said it had received information about the suspect, but did not follow its protocols for looking into the matter. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has called for the ... California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to go off-script during a speech before a room full of about 400 sheriffs this week, extolling the long history of “Anglo-Americans” in law enforcement. The seemingly improvised addition drew more attention than anything else he said during the three-day conference, ... California Jeff Sessions
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had glowing words for his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, hours before the Devin Nunes memo was released on Friday. At a Justice Department event, Sessions said Rosenstein and Rosenstein's deputy, Rachel Brand, represent "the kind of quality and leadership that we want ... California Jeff Sessions
Jay Inslee have made multiple requests to meet personally with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss cannabis policy since he took office last year. “He's not granted any of those,” Ferguson said. “In contrast, [former] US Attorney General Eric Holder [and I] had a meeting within two weeks of when I ... California Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Friday following the release of the controversial Nunes memo alleging FISA abuse by the FBI and Department of Justice. I have great confidence in the men and women of this Department. But no Department is perfect. Show less. Keep reading96 Words. California Jeff Sessions
That threat was compounded last month, according to the dispensary's attorney, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked Obama-era guidance shielding certain state-legal marijuana operations from federal scrutiny. “If absolute immunity is not granted to the taxpayer, there will be a full claim of ... California Jeff Sessions


 

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