Trump Aides Tell Him To Keep Sessions As U.S. Attorney General

AttorneyWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named his earliest and staunchest supporter in the Senate, conservative Republican Jeff Sessions, to become the next U.S. attorney normal, triggering an outcry from civil rights teams in addition to some conservatives outside Congress who are uneasy about Sessions’ positions.

Sessions meets with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. He voted against her nomination, which was made be President Barack Obama. Critics charged that by firing Comey on May 9, Trump was attempting to hinder the FBI’s Russia probe. The former FBI chief added fuel to that accusation with his testimony final week. Trump has denied he tried to intrude with the probe. Sessions has ushered in a new period at DOJ – one which cherishes the Constitution and its safety of our freedom from government oppression.

The suit, which names Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others as defendants, seeks an injunction …