WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named his earliest and staunchest supporter within the Senate, conservative Republican Jeff Sessions, to become the following U.S. attorney basic, triggering an outcry from civil rights teams in addition to some conservatives outside Congress who are uneasy about Sessions’ positions.
The Justice Department under Democratic President Barack Obama has been criticized for siding with protesters over police in issues of racial profiling or illegal use of drive. His Justice Department opened investigations of 23 police departments across the nation for patterns of civil rights violations and Sessions, as attorney normal, would have the discretion to drop investigations which are still open. Trump known as incessantly throughout his campaign for improved relations with Russia, drawing criticism from Democrats and some Republicans. Ties with Russia have been deeply strained in recent times over Moscow’s army interference in Ukraine, military support for President Bashar al-Assad … Read more