Sessions Defends Record In Bid For AG Before Senate Panel

Law360, Washington (January 10, 2017, 9:30 PM EST) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, pushed back on questions about his record in the Senate and as a prosecutor Tuesday, as members of a Senate panel pushed him on immigration enforcement, the role of federal government and his civil rights record.

Sessions, who is expected to be confirmed as Trump’s top law enforcement officer, pledged to keep his personal views separate from his responsibilities as attorney general on issues ranging from abortion rights, same sex marriage and the expansion of tribal...
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