Sessions threw the file on a table, and remarked, 'I wish I could decline on all of them", by which Figures said Sessions meant civil rights cases generally.
As Attorney General, Sessions led the state's defense of a school funding model which was ultimately found to be unconstitutional because of disparities between rich, mostly white, and poor, mostly black, schools.
In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017, Carter Page declared that he had notified Sessions about his contacts with Kremlin officials in July 2016, contradicting Sessions's earlier denials. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama beginning in 1975. The Senate confirmed him and he held that position for 12 years until Bill Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, asked for his resignation.
and has ordered federal prosecutors to begin seeking the maximum criminal charges possible. In 1981, President Reagan nominated him to be the U. In 1985, Sessions prosecuted three African American community organizers in the Black Belt of Alabama, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s former aide Albert Turner, for voter fraud, alleging tampering with 14 absentee ballots.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 84th and current Attorney General of the United States since 2017. Sessions was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994, and to the U. Senate in 1996, being re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. Sessions was an early supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, and was nominated by Trump for the post of U. In his Attorney General confirmation hearings, Sessions stated, while under oath, that he did not have contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign and that he was unaware of any contacts between Trump campaign members and Russian officials.
A Republican, Sessions served as United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017, resigning the position in order to serve in the Trump administration. During his time in Congress, Sessions was considered one of the most conservative members of the U. However, in March 2017, news reports revealed that Sessions had twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2016.