All the speculation was wrong in Trump’s choice for AG. According to reports Friday morning, President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected Sen. Jeff Sessions(R-Ala.) to serve as his attorney general. Sessions, the first senator to back Trump’s White House bid, will be announced by Trump’s transition team to take over the Justice Department.
The Trump team has not made an official announcement. Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer cautioned Friday morning on MSNBC that Trump himself would have to declare his intentions publicly before choices can be considered final.
‘Until he says it’s official, it’s not official,’ Spicer said.
Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump and was a close adviser throughout the campaign.
As the nation’s top law enforcement official, Sessions will make the decision about whether to reopen the investigation into classified materials found on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s infamous private email server.
The Hill reports
Sessions, who has represented Alabama in the Senate for nearly 20 years, has reportedly accepted the position.
He had been rumored for the post, and a source told The Hill the Trump loyalist could have his pick of Cabinet spots.
Sessions could face a rocky path to confirmation, however.
Thirty years ago he was denied a federal judge position over allegations that had called the NAACP and ACLU “un-American” and said he thought the Ku Klux Klan was “OK, until he learned they smoked marijuana.” Sessions has vehemently denied the claims.
If confirmed, he would succeed Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first African American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official.
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