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Trump: I'd Never Have Picked Sessions If I'd Known About Recusal On Russia

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at his swearing in earlier this month. He said Monday he will focus on issues such as violent crime and police morale. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Thursday at National Harbor, Md. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Jeff Sessions is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., attends a meeting on Capitol Hill in November 2016. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Things To Watch For In Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings

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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., attends a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 29, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump says he plans to nominate Sessions as U.S. attorney general. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats are warning that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Trump's pick for attorney general, is trying to "rebrand" after failing to be confirmed as a federal judge in 1986 because of racism allegations. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sen. Jeff Sessions R-Ala. for the job of attorney general. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump's Pick For Attorney General Known For Hard-Line Immigration Stance

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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions pledges his support for then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before speaking to supporters on Oct. 10 at a rally in Ambridge, Pa. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Attorney General Janet Reno in 2004. Charlie Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at Montgomery County courthouse for her scheduled sentencing hearing Monday in Norristown, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Lynch Responds To Recusal Query

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch listens at a press conference on June 22 in Washington, D.C. Allison Shelley/Getty Images hide caption

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Lynch Will Accept Recommendations Of Lawyers, Agents On Clinton Email Probe

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