Questions for Jeff Sessions

Questions for Jeff Sessions Sen. Jeff Sessions’s confirmation hearing for the post of U.S. attorney general will pit him against civil-rights advocates Rep. John Lewis (D-AL), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Sessions has Donald Trump’s backing for the …

Daily Beast

Sessions: Racism allegations ‘damnably false charges’

Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, directly addressed allegations of racism that have dogged him for three decades — defiantly declaring those accusations “damnably false charges.” Deviating from his prepared remarks, Sessions …

Politico

Trump’s attorney general pick is about to come face to face with decades-old allegations of racism

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is about to face a wave of intense scrutiny as he seeks confirmation to become attorney general and head the Justice Department in President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming administration. The Alabama Republican’s …

Business Insider

Key moments from the Sessions confirmation hearing

Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general got off to a heated and dramatic start, with the senator making an unprompted move to address decades-old charges of racism as reams of protesters were escorted out of the historic Kennedy Caucus …

Politico

Live Analysis: Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing

Good morning, everyone! President-elect Donald J. Trump will not be inaugurated for another 10 days, but the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning will begin Congress’s task of vetting his Cabinet picks with the confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff …

New York Times

OPENING STATEMENT: Jeff Sessions makes case to Senate

“Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, distinguished members of the Committee, I am honored to appear before you today. I thank you for the opportunity to respond to your questions as you discharge your duty in the appointment process …

The Hill (blog)

What Sen. Jeff Sessions Will Hear At His AG Confirmation Hearing49:54

The Jeff Sessions battle ahead. On the eve of his confirmation hearing, we look at the record, and questions for Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general. Attorney General nominee, Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, left, meets with Senate Minority …

WBUR

The Senate should ‘just say no’ to Jeff Sessions

Over 1,200 of my fellow law professors recently signed a petition urging the Senate to reject President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions to become attorney general. Critics correctly point out that the vast majority of the signatories

Washington Post

Watch: Protesters Violently Dragged Out Of Sessions Confirmation Hearing

A small group of protesters representing StopFascism.org were forcibly removed from the hearing to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States Tuesday morning. Three protesters refused to leave when Capitol Police came

Daily Caller

Sessions denies making racist comments in 1980s

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Sessions cast himself as a strong protector of law and order at his confirmation hearing Tuesday, promising that as attorney general he would crack down on illegal immigration, gun violence and the ”scourge of radical Islamic …

The Boston Globe

Jeff Sessions Just Said He’d Prosecute Porn. President-Elect Trump Appeared in Multiple Porns.

In Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions’ appointment to be Donald Trump’s attorney general, the topic of pornography came up. Specifically, Sen. Orrin Hatch asked Sen. Sessions whether or not he would more …

Slate Magazine (blog)

US Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Takes on Racism Charges

Sen. Jeff Sessions confronted one of the biggest criticisms surrounding his nomination to become the next attorney general, insisting he’s not a racist. Sen. Jeff Sessions began the defense of his nomination for Donald Trump’s attorney general on

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