Jeff Sessions Appointed by Trump as Attorney General

The Alabama Junior United States Senator and member of the Republican Party was appointed by President-elect Donald Trump as attorney general on November 18th 2016.

Posted vendredi, novembre 25 2016
Jeff Sessions Appointed by Trump as Attorney General

The current attorney general is Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman in that position and a former US attorney for the eastern district of New York.


Sessions, who was ranked by the National Journal as the fifth-most conservative US senator in their 2007 conservative/liberal rankings, was one of the first lawmakers to ally himself with the Trump campaign. His positions on social issues including same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization and funding for stem-cell research are conservative.


In a statement made by Trump on his transition team, he said that Sessions "is a world-class legal mind and considered a truly great attorney general and US attorney in the state of Alabama".


"I am humbled to have been asked by President-elect Trump to serve as attorney general of the United States," Sessions said. "My previous 15 years working in the Department of Justice were extraordinarily fulfilling. I love the Department, its people and its mission. I can think of no greater honor than to lead them."


The 69 year old senator is a former longtime US attorney in Alabama who went on to serve as the top Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees Justice Department and FBI operations.