Latest Jeff Sessions News

In this Jan. 11, 2020 photo, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to the Mid Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills, AL. Sessions is stressing his loyalty to President Donald Trump as he seeks to regain the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Jeff Sessions stresses Trump loyalty in Alabama Senate race

Jan. 25, 2020 9:20 AM EST

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, giving a recent campaign speech to a suburban Republican club, recalled his 2016 decision to endorse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a time when many party members were uncertain about the bellicose outsider. “'Jeff, are...

Man accused in international fentanyl ring faces new charges

Jan. 17, 2020 1:33 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused in an international fentanyl trafficking operation that was uncovered after the death of a North Dakota teen is facing new charges for obstruction of justice. Steven Pinto is one of more than 30 people, including five Chinese nationals, accused of dealing large amounts of...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, a banner to welcome immigrants is viewed through a fisheye lens over the main entrance to the Denver City and County Building inDenver. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice to other cities, an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and so-called sanctuary cities. And if the city officials don't respond, ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, could take the subpoena to a federal judge who can order compliance, and find them in contempt.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Immigration agency subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcement

Jan. 15, 2020 7:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and may consider expanding the unusual practice to other locations if necessary. It's an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and...

FILE - In this March 4, 2019 file photo, Carol Dean, left, cries while embraced by Lawanda Anderson as Dean sifts through the debris of the home she shared with her husband, David Wayne Dean, who died when a tornado destroyed the house in Beauregard, Ala. This was one of the top stories in Alabama in 2019  .(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Deadly tornado, abortion ban among top stories of 2019

Dec. 28, 2019 9:20 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's biggest news stories of 2019 included a legislative effort to outlaw abortion, an ongoing crisis in state prisons and a deadly tornado that claimed 23 lives. Here's a look at the stories that dominated headlines over the last year. LEE COUNTY TORNADO Twenty-three people...

FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein listens during the Justice Department's National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety in Bethesda, Md. Former Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein told the FBI he was

Rosenstein said he was ‘horrified’ at how Comey was fired

Dec. 2, 2019 9:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the FBI he was “angry, ashamed, horrified and embarrassed” at the way James Comey was fired as FBI director, according to records released Monday. Rosenstein was interviewed by FBI agents several weeks after Comey’s...

FILE - In this Tuesday June 25 , 2019, file photo, Secretary of State John Merrill announces that he is running for the U.S. Senate during a news conference at the State Capital Building in Montgomery, Ala. In a statement posted on his Facebook page Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, Merrill announced he has suspended his campaign for the U.S. Senate, citing a crowded Republican race that recently grew to include former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Alabama secretary of state exits Senate race, cites Sessions

Dec. 1, 2019 10:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill suspended his campaign for the U.S. Senate on Sunday, citing former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ entrance into the crowded Republican race. Merrill announced his decision in a statement posted on his Facebook page. Merrill said he...