The sudden departure of the Justice Department’s No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders for many of its most important divisions.
The trial of the suspected mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks will be one of the biggest terrorism cases yet for the U.S. Justice Department under a leader who has said it shouldn’t be handling such cases.
Law enforcement groups checked another item off their wish lists when Attorney General Jeff Sessions told local police departments they could once again have access to free grenade launchers and large-caliber weapons cast off from the U.S. military, Seven months into President Donald Trump’s administration, police groups are reveling in what they see as newfound support from the federal government But critics say Trump’s recent moves — including his pardoning of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of contempt of court — display a troubling lack of skepticism about police power.
Leading the Justice Department has been an opportunity for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make tangible progress on issues he long championed during two decades in the Senate.
America’s top law enforcement officer wandered through a Salvadoran jail, sizing up the tattooed gang members who sat with their backs to him on the concrete floors of their cells.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is eager to use his aggressive work against the MS-13 street gang to help mend his tattered relationship with President Donald Trump.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he intends to stay on the job and fight for President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Though his future may be in doubt, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions forged ahead Thursday with a tough-on-crime agenda that once endeared him to President Donald Trump, opening a mission in El Salvador to step up international cooperation against the violent street gang MS-13.