Latest Jeff Sessions News

Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees

Apr. 16, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday rescinded a Trump-era memo that curtailed the use of consent decrees that federal prosecutors have used in sweeping investigations of police departments. Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys...

Prominent Alabama GOP secretary of state won't run in '22

Apr. 07, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a prominent state Republican viewed as having higher political ambitions, said Wednesday that he will not run for any elected office next year because of poor choices he made that have impacted his family. ...

Bergdahl appeals court-martial over Trump, McCain comments

Mar. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former U.S. Army soldier who was court martialed after he left his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban is asking a federal judge to overturn his military conviction, saying his trial was unduly influenced when former President Donald Trump repeatedly...

Former Trump ambassador is first to enter '22 Senate race

Feb. 19, 2021 17:46 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lynda Blanchard, an Alabama businesswoman and former ambassador to Slovenia under President Donald Trump, has announced her campaign for the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Republican to officially jump into the 2022 race. On Thursday, Blanchard...

Former AG Jimmy Evans, best known for Gov. Hunt case, dies

Feb. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Attorney General Jimmy Evans, who successfully prosecuted the state’s governor in an ethics case in the 1990s, died Monday. He was 81. His death was confirmed by Brian T. Gallion, the operator of Southern Memorial Funeral Home...