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Jeff Sessions Says He Plans to Keep Serving as Attorney General ‘as Long as That is Appropriate’

Jeff Sessions said he plans to continue serving as attorney general "as long as that is appropriate" – despite President Trump's extraordinary attacks that sparked speculation about his fate and that of Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation. (more…)

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Leaders of evangelical organizations sign the “Justice Declaration,” a statement by Christian leaders on criminal justice reform, in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2017. Left to right, Prison Fellowship Ministries President James Ackerman, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson, and John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Christian Leaders Sign “Justice Declaration,” Calling for More Equitable Approach to Incarceration, Crime, and Punishment

Evangelical Christian leaders are spearheading a campaign for criminal justice reform, calling for equitable punishment, alternatives to incarceration and a different take on the “tough on crime” language of the Trump administration. (more…)

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Jeff Sessions Clashes With Democratic Lawmakers, Calls Allegations of Collusion With Russia a “Detestable Lie”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday denounced as a "detestable lie" the idea that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, and he clashed with Democratic lawmakers over his refusal to detail his conversations with President Donald Trump. (more…)

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

In Senate Testimony, Attorney General Sessions Heatedly Denies Trump’s People Had Improper Contacts With Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. or conversations with any Russian officials about the U.S. election that sent Donald Trump to the White House. He vowed to defend his honor “against scurrilous and false allegations.” (more…)

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President Trump listens during a Cabinet meeting in the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

WATCH: President Trump Invites Cameras Into Cabinet Meeting as Staff Around the Table Take Turns Praising Him

At Monday’s Cabinet meeting — the first President Trump had held with everyone on board — White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus spoke up to thank Trump “for the opportunity and blessing that you’ve given us to serve your agenda and the American people.” (more…)

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Testify Publicly Before Senate Regarding James Comey Firing and Russia Investigation

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in the hot seat today as he's expected to be grilled by the Senate Intelligence Committee on his meetings with a Russian official and any discussions he had with the president before FBI Director James Comey was fired. (more…)

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AG Sessions to Appear Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign has sparked questions, agreed Saturday to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election. (more…)

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Read James Comey’s Prepared Testimony

Statement for the Record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence James B. Comey June 8, 2017 Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. (more…)

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