Sessions for Senate

Before William Barr began shielding President Donald Trump as Attorney General, former Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) held the post.

Despite being one of the most Conservative figures in American politics, Sessions earned Trump's ire when he recused himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.

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Much has been made of the instances Special Counsel Robert Mueller examined to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice now that the redacted version of his comprehensive report has been released. That the president made many attempts to shut down the investigation is clear. That he failed, in large part because many in his orbit refused to comply with his orders, is even clearer.

“The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests,” the report said.

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is one of President Donald Trump's most tenacious allies. He starkly defended the president's Supreme Court nominee (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh during Kavanaugh's nomination hearings, calling them a "sham" in a nearly five minute diatribe. Most recently, he supported the President's move of eliminating birth right citizenship, calling it an "absurd policy," and vowing to introduce legislation against it.

But it wasn't always this way, and now that's coming back to haunt Graham.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion on an opioid and drug abuse in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions tendered his resignation Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump, flaming Democrats' concerns over the future of the investigation into Trump's ties to Russia.

Trump announced Sessions' departure along with his immediate replacement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday was heckled by religious protesters who blasted the Alabama Republican for his un-Christian treatment of undocumented immigrants.

Sessions was speaking to the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society when a member of the clergy in attendance stood up and recited Bible verse Matthew 25:43, which has to do with kindness to strangers. The man urged Sessions to "repent."

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at a press conference on July 12, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Award winning investigative reporter Bob Woodward recently announced a new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, covering the latest resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Woodward gleaned the material from "interviews with first-hand sources caught on hundreds of hours of tape" as well as "meeting notes, files, documents and personal diaries."

But President Donald Trump appeared unhappy to receive the Woodward treatment. He launched a Twitter campaign blasting Woodward and got signed statements from several of his remaining White House senior staff disavowing any participation in the book.

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions participate in a meeting in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thursday, the administration of President Donald Trump continued to try to get out from under the issues they created with implementation of the zero tolerance policy by changing the rules as opposed to adhering to the guidance already in place.

The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the Trump administration, rather than limit the length of child detention as prescribed by the Flores Settlement in 1997, would enact new regulations allowing them to detain children longer.

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