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Saturday Sessions: Houndmouth performs “Las Vegas”


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Saturday Sessions: The Killers perform “The Getting By”


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Schumer demands Barr and Sessions testify over DOJ’s targeting of House Democrats


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Sessions Announces Senate Run, Criticizes Republicans for Not Backing Trump Strongly Enough

Sessions Announces Senate Run, Criticizes Republicans for Not Backing Trump Strongly EnoughFormer attorney general Jeff Sessions announced Thursday evening that he will enter the race for his former Alabama Senate seat.In an appearance on Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight, Sessions confirmed his entry into the race and addressed his tumultuous relationship with President Trump. While serving as attorney general, Sessions recused himself from the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian agents, prompting harsh and sustained criticism from Trump."The whole [investigation] was very painful for him," Sessions said, "but, as painful and as prolonged as it was, it did clear him of Russian collusion, and I'm certainly glad that finally happened."Sessions also criticized fellow Republicans for not working hard enough to advance Trump's policies."We need to get some Republicans moving," said Sessions, who "haven't been pushing hard enough to advance the Trump agenda. And so that's what I look forward to doing, and I think I can contribute to that."A Trump endorsement would represent a sharp reversal in the relationship between the president and one of his earliest supporters and campaign surrogates.In July 2017, the President publicly admitted that he regretted appointing Sessions to his cabinet. "Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else," he said during an interview with the New York Times.Sessions recused himself in May 2017 after it was revealed he had not disclosed two meetings with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak that occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign.“I guess I’d rather go into a Republican primary with the president’s support than without it,” Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota commented. “But Jeff Sessions is iconic, and obviously, he’ll be a player right out of the chute.”“I think the whole campaign is going to be around what President Trump said about Jeff Sessions," said Senator Lindsey Graham. "I think Jeff knows what he’s getting into, and we’ll leave it up to the voters in Alabama.”Trump is expected to attend a pivotal college football game in Alabama this weekend, but it is unclear which Alabama senate candidate he will meet with during his visit.The National Republican Senatorial Committee will remain neutral during the primary. The list of primary candidates includes Representative Bradley Byrne (R., Ala.), former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. Moore lost a special election for the same Alabama senate seat to Democrat Doug Jones in a 2017 after Moore was accused of multiple instances of sexual assault.



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Jeff Sessions Senate bid: Can he overcome Trump?

Jeff Sessions Senate bid: Can he overcome Trump?Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is running for Senate to reclaim a seat he gave up to join the Trump administration. Will his high profile disagreement with the president keep him from getting back to Congress?



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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will seek U.S. Senate seat: source

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will seek U.S. Senate seat: sourceJeff Sessions, a former attorney general forced out by President Donald Trump, will announce on Thursday he is running next year to regain his old U.S. Senate seat from Alabama, a Republican official familiar with his plans said on Wednesday. Sessions, 72, a frequent target of Trump’s anger over his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe, will be trying to reclaim a seat he resigned to join the Trump administration. Sessions enters a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to face Democratic Senator Doug Jones in the November 2020 election in a Southern state considered reliably Republican.



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Trump calls picking Jeff Sessions for attorney general the 'biggest mistake' of presidency

Trump calls picking Jeff Sessions for attorney general the 'biggest mistake' of presidency"I would say if I had one do over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general," Trump said.



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Jeff Sessions Urges Congress to ‘Accept the Results’ of Mueller Report And Move On

Jeff Sessions Urges Congress to ‘Accept the Results’ of Mueller Report And Move OnFormer attorney general Sessions urged Congress, and the country at large, to "accept the results" of special counsel Robert Mueller's recently-released report and move on to other matters of governance during a speech at Amherst College on Wednesday.“I think it’s about time to accept the results, and let’s get on with the business of America,” Sessions said during a speech to the college Republicans, according to the New York Times.While Mueller failed to prove the underlying crime of coordination with the Kremllin, he did detail a number of instances in which Trump tried to curtail or otherwise affect the probe. Sessions cautioned Congress against pursuing their current agenda of further investigating whether the behavior attributed to President Trump in the Mueller report constitutes obstruction of justice.“The process was followed and a decision has now been rendered,” he said, adding that he had “the greatest confidence in the integrity of our system.”Sessions recused himself from the Mueller probe after it was revealed that he failed to report his meeting with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, a decision that soured his relationship with President Trump, who repeatedly castigated him in public and private for failing to "protect" him from the investigation.The former Alabama senator's appearance on campus was met with vigorous protest: some 50 students and faculty stood up and walked out of the chapel where he was speaking as soon as he began to deliver his remarks, according to the Times. They then gathered outside the venue, holding and signs and chanting in opposition to the immigration policies Sessions pursued while serving in the Trump administration.Sessions, meanwhile, lamented the state of free speech on college campuses, where, he argued, conservatives are under siege.



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'It’s about time to accept the results': Former AG Jeff Sessions speaks out on Mueller report

'It’s about time to accept the results': Former AG Jeff Sessions speaks out on Mueller reportFormer AG Jeff Sessions said Wednesday the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation meant it was time for the nation to move on.



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Jeff Sessions, mocked then fired by President Trump, returns to Justice for applause and a chair

Jeff Sessions, mocked then fired by President Trump, returns to Justice for applause and a chairIt was a show of political civility rare in the hyper-contentious capital: Jeff Sessions returned to applause for a Justice Department ceremony.



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