Jeff Sessions

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

It Used to Be a Walmart. Now It's Holding Immigrant Teens

Reporters tour Texas facility as immigration debate stays in spotlight

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties have been criticizing the Justice Department's tough new policy that requires immigrant children to be separated from their parents at the border. On Friday, President Trump joined the critics, with a familiar caveat. "I hate it," he said. "I hate to see... More »

Announcement Could Affect Thousands of Asylum Seekers

Jeff Sessions said Monday that domestic violence is not grounds for asylum

(Newser) - Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection. "Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic... More »

Trump's Marijuana Comments Put Him at Odds With Sessions

President suggests he'll back legalization

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to move the nation further away from the legalization of marijuana. His boss? Not so much, apparently. President Trump on Friday suggested he will back legislation currently in the works to end, or at least ease, the federal ban on marijuana, reports NPR . "I... More »

For 3rd Straight Month, Border Arrests Exceed 50K

It's highest level since Trump took office

(Newser) - More than 50,000 people were arrested trying to cross the US border in May, the third consecutive month that figure has been reached. The high volume suggests that tough new rules put in place by the Trump administration—including the separation of migrant children from their parents—are not... More »

Trump Blames Sessions' Recusal for 'So Many Lives Ruined'

President also demanded 'transparency' on DOJ report on probe into Clinton's email server

(Newser) - The president's impatience with Robert Mueller's Russia probe once more reared its head on Twitter Tuesday, with Jeff Sessions getting special mention. "The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn't tell me he was going to recuse himself," Trump tweeted , per the... More »

Trump Tweets About What He 'Wished' He Had Done

His beef with Jeff Sessions is Twitter fodder once again

(Newser) - President Trump on Wednesday took to Twitter to once again air his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In a trio of tweets, Trump mainly quoted from a CBS This Morning interview with House Oversight Chair Trey Gowdy, writing in part that Gowdy said, "If I were the President... More »

Backpage CEO Wraps Up '3-State Guilty Plea Tour'

Carl Ferrer will testify against co-founders, face max of 5 years in Arizona

(Newser) - A laundry list of high-level staffers at Backpage.com are facing money laundering and facilitating prostitution charges , with one top executive now agreeing to testify against the rest of them. Per the AP , CEO Carl Ferrer has struck a plea deal in which he'll admit guilt to state and... More »

Trump Administration Hands Immigration Judges a Number

DOJ sets production quota for them

(Newser) - The Trump administration has introduced production quotas for immigration judges in an effort to reduce enormous court backlogs, raising concern among judges and attorneys that decisions may be unfairly rushed. The Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review said judges must complete 700 cases a year to earn a... More »

Sessions Reveals Man Investigating GOP Grievances

But it's not a 2nd special counsel

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions will not be appointing—at the moment—a second special counsel to investigate Republican allegations against the FBI and Justice Department, CNN reports. He did, however, announce Thursday that US Attorney John Huber is investigating those claims, which focus on the FBI allegedly abusing its power when it... More »

Sessions Charges Ex-FBI Agent With Media Leaks

Minnesota's Terry Albury accused of giving documents to a reporter

(Newser) - A former FBI agent who allegedly shared secret documents with a national media organization has been charged months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to crack down on government leaks. Terry J. Albury, who was an agent in Minnesota, faces two counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information. He... More »

FBI's McCabe Authorized Jeff Sessions Perjury Probe

Attorney general was accused of lying to Congress

(Newser) - Long before he was fired by Jeff Sessions for an alleged "lack of candor" under oath, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe authorized a criminal investigation of the attorney general for allegedly lying to Congress about his Russia contacts, sources tell ABC and NBC . The sources say Sessions was... More »

FBI's McCabe Fired 2 Days Before Retirement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced decision Friday

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he has fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Trump's anger, just two days before McCabe's scheduled retirement date. The move, which had been expected, was made on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials. It comes... More »

FBI's McCabe Is to Retire Sunday. He Might Be Fired First

Bye bye pension?

(Newser) - Though he's left his Justice Department post, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's retirement doesn't technically take effect until Sunday, when he becomes eligible for a full pension. And perhaps it won't at all. Sources say the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended McCabe... More »

Sessions Wants to Get Tough on Background-Check Liars

He calls for 'swift and aggressive' prosecution

(Newser) - The Justice Department's response to the Parkland mass shooting is apparently going to involve tougher enforcement of existing laws instead of calls for new ones. On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said federal prosecutors have been told to "swiftly and aggressively" pursue people banned from owning firearms who... More »

Report: Trump's Attacks on Sessions Draw Mueller's Notice

Trump calls him 'Mr. Magoo,' reports 'WaPo'

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's team is interested in President Trump's attacks last summer on Jeff Sessions—whom Trump reportedly likens to an elderly, bumbling cartoon character—and his team has been questioning people to that end, sources tell the Washington Post . Mueller is probing whether Trump tried to obstruct justice... More »

Trump's Fresh Attack on Sessions: 'Disgraceful'

Tweet follows Sessions statement that inspector general will look into FISA allegations

(Newser) - Last Wednesday, President Trump called out Jeff Sessions on Twitter , and this Wednesday, President Trump ... called out Jeff Sessions on Twitter. The morning tweet : "Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already... More »

Displeased Trump Calls Out 'Jeff Session' on Twitter

Misspelled name starts trending after Trump post about Obama, Russians

(Newser) - Over the weekend President Trump took to Twitter to argue that some of the blame for Russian election meddling lays squarely at the feet of the Obama administration, and it's a thread he picked up on Wednesday. "Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the... More »

Federal Suit on Marijuana Features 12-Year-Old

Alexis Bortell, ex-NFLer among plaintiffs arguing for looser restrictions on the drug

(Newser) - Though there's no indication it'll be any more successful than the many complaints it follows, a federal lawsuit is challenging the Trump administration's policy of banning marijuana at the federal level—and is led by a 12-year-old girl. The case brought against the Justice Department by five... More »

Furor Over Missing FBI Texts, 'Secret Society' Reference

The president calls it 'one of the biggest stories in a long time'

(Newser) - The texts called Donald Trump a "loathsome human" —but what did the missing texts say? That's what the Justice Department is trying to find out following the weekend revelation that five months' worth of messages between veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page have... More »

Mueller Team Talks to Member of Trump's Cabinet: Sessions

'New York Times' was first to report the news

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday. The interview comes as Mueller is investigating whether President Trump's actions in office, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Mueller... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB