President Donald Trump’s new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has a plate full and it is only day one. The appeal of the restraining order blocking the executive order on a travel ban has to be the number one priority. Up against the most liberal appellate court in history, AG Sessions will have his work cut out for him.
As Written By Jordain Carney for The Hill:
Jeff Sessions is stepping into the middle of a legal and political firefight.
The Alabama Republican, who was confirmed Wednesday evening to be attorney general, takes over a Justice Department locked in a battle over President Trump’s executive order targeting nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Trump’s order was on hold since last Friday, when a federal judge suspended it from being enforced.
The move has enraged the president, who has repeatedly and publicly weighed in on the controversy by criticizing the judges who question his authority. Trump argued on Wednesday that even a “bad high school student” could understand the president has the authority and power to stop people from coming to the U.S. in the name of national security.
“If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!” he tweeted on Wednesday.
The drama marks an early test for Sessions, who has taken a hard line on immigration and given no indication that he’ll push back against the order.
In fact, White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, who helped …
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