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Trump says he’ll nominate Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, to serve in the same role.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says ‘I don’t know’ him

President Donald Trump is moving to distance himself from Matthew Whitaker as he faces criticism over his choice for acting attorney general.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican …


Some Sessions allies hope White House allows graceful exit

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 …


Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

Graham: Relationship between Trump, Sessions ‘beyond repair’

The relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “dysfunctional” and “beyond repair,” a Republican senator said Tuesday.


Sessions: U.S. culture ‘less hospitable to people of faith’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department is committed to protecting the religious rights of Americans.


‘Credible fear’ for U.S. asylum harder to prove under Trump

As part of the Trump administration’s broader crackdown on immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently tightened the restrictions on the types of cases that can qualify someone for asylum, making …


Sessions defends Trump administration’s immigration policies

While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum.


Sessions defends Trump pardons of Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump’s right to pardon former


Sessions: No new special counsel yet for Republican concerns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he won’t immediately appoint a new special counsel to investigate a number of Republican grievances involving the FBI and Justice Department, despite mounting pressure …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Justice watchdog probes charges of FBI abuse in Russia case

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Wednesday it will examine Republican complaints of FBI misconduct in the early stages of the Russia investigation.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Fired McCabe kept memos on Trump dealings; Mueller now has them

Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn’t keep quiet

Harshly criticized yet again by his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday abandoned his usual stony silence and pushed back against President Donald Trump for saying Sessions’ response to …


Sessions: Justice Dept can ban bump stocks with regulation

Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday – a move that would likely set the stage for long …


Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said Tuesday, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald …


AP Source: Trump had lawyer urge AG against Russia recusal

President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the “starkest terms” that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Trump’s AG considers special counsel in uranium deal

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday displayed a hazy memory of the Trump campaign’s discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election, denying he ever lied to Congress …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

New Russia probe details likely to dominate Sessions hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Sessions faces another hearing on Russia contacts in Trump campaign

For Attorney General Jeff Sessions, questions about the Trump campaign and Russia have become a nagging headache that won’t go away.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

More border crossers prosecuted in ‘new era’ of enforcement

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered his get-tough-on-immigration speech in the border city of Nogales early this year, he promised a “new era” in immigration enforcement. Six months later, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

Trump pushes DOJ on Clinton, won’t rule out firing Sessions

President Donald Trump said Friday the American public “deserves” a federal investigation of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee over a joint fundraising agreement they signed in August 2015.


Trump ends DACA immigration program – with a twist

President Donald Trump, answering pleas from his base but again breaking with many congressional Republicans, on Tuesday ended Barack Obama’s program that shielded from deportation individuals who came to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants

President Donald Trump will phase out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children and call for Congress to find …


Analysis: Washington state youth pot use hasn’t increased

Analysis by a group of Washington state marijuana experts has found that youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment did not increase after the state’s legalization of marijuana for grown-ups.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

Sessions to praise Miami for ending sanctuary policy

MIAMI – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Miami to both praise its policy of cooperation with immigration authorities and to blast other cities that have not followed suit. Sessions …