Latest Jeff Sessions News

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

Aug. 17, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that "erroneous rulings" by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Sessions,...

Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Roy Moore

Aug. 17, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago. The court denied Moore's request to have the case heard in Etowah County instead of Montgomery. Moore...

Trump's list: Those who might lose their security clearance

Aug. 17, 2018 3:27 AM EDT

President Donald Trump has acted on a threat to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump's. Trump says he is...

Trump seeks corporate lawyer for US attorney in California

Aug. 16, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to the position of U.S. attorney in Northern California, the White House announced on Thursday. David Anderson is a Stanford Law School graduate who clerked for U.S....

Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

Aug. 16, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump said he's directing Sessions to file a separate lawsuit, rather than joining existing...

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

Aug. 15, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as...

Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

Aug. 15, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 26, is scheduled to...

Today in History

Aug. 15, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II. On this date: In...

Tex-Mex restaurant under fire after serving attorney general

Aug. 13, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston is facing backlash after it posted a photo of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has pushed for a wide crackdown on immigration. El Tiempo Cantina was targeted by hundreds of tweets and Facebook posts after Roland Laurenzo, president of the company...

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

Aug. 12, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds. Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other motorcycles...