WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, in a procedural vote, cleared the best way for confirming President Donald Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be the subsequent attorney common.
The Justice Department below Democratic President Barack Obama has been criticized for siding with protesters over police in matters of racial profiling or unlawful use of force. His Justice Department opened investigations of 23 police departments across the nation for patterns of civil rights violations and Sessions, as attorney basic, would have the discretion to drop investigations which are still open. Trump called regularly throughout his marketing campaign for improved relations with Russia, drawing criticism from Democrats and some Republicans. Ties with Russia have been deeply strained in recent years over Moscow’s navy interference in Ukraine, navy help for President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and President Vladimir Putin’s intolerance of political dissent.
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