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Trump picks Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general

Trump picks Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, one of Donald Trump’s earliest and most enthusiastic backers to be president, has been offered the job of attorney general, Trump’s transition team said Friday.

Sessions, 69, is considered one of the most conservative Republicans in the Senate and has extensive legal experience as a federal prosecutor in his home state of Alabama.

But his expected nomination was immediately met with fierce opposition from critics who said it would put federal civil rights enforcement into the hands of a man whose confirmation to a federal judgeship in the 1980s was blocked over allegations he made several racially offensive...

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