Im Going To Follow The Laws Passed By Congress, He Said.

Kennedys brother Robert to Ronald Reagans adviser Edwin Meese and Barack Obamas close friend Eric Holder. Democrats have cited Sessions loyalty to Trump as one of their greatest concerns in light of Trumps early moves as president, especially his order barring entry to the U.S. from seven mostly Muslim countries. They said Trumps travel ban and his decision to fire Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, because she refused to enforce the ban show Trump is bent on testing the constitutional separation of powers. Can we really expect him to be an attorney general who is independent from President Trump? I do not think so, Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said during the Senates floor debate. Now, more than ever, it is clear how important it is that the Department of Justice be independent from the president. During his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions, a former U.S. prosecutor and attorney general of Alabama, pledged to exercise independent judgment. Im going to follow the laws passed by Congress, he said. The attorney generals role is to enforce the law. Orin Kerr, a former Justice Department official, predicted Sessions will prove more independent than his critics assume.

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