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jeff sessions: prosecutors won't take small-time pot cases




(washington) — federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the justice department’s decision to lift an obama-era policy that discouraged u.s. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, attorney general jeff sessions said saturd...



jeff sessions asks resignation of obama-appointed attornies




(washington) — attorney general jeff sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 united states attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration.in a statement friday, the justice department said the request was similar to ones made in past presidential transitions.the depar...



jeff sessions tells prosecutors to seek 'most serious' charges




attorney general jeff sessions made it clear on friday that under his purview there is no such thing as a low-level drug offense.sessions issued a new policy instructing federal prosecutors to charge individuals with the "most serious, readily provable offense." a one-and-a-half page memo issued by ...



late night attorney general jeff sessions spoof




after a jury convicted a virginia woman who laughed during jeff sessions' confirmation hearing of disorderly conduct, late night with seth meyers put together a satirical guide to make sure that no one else faces jail time for laughing at an inopportune moment.writer amber ruffin mocked the attorney...



boulder da signs letter over jeff sessions wanting max sentences for low-level o




boulder district attorney stan garnett was one of three colorado district attorneys to sign a letter expressing concern over u.s. attorney general jeff sessions' call for maximum sentences on low-level offenders.the policy memo released earlier this month by sessions says prosecutors should "charge ...



trump seeks resignations of 46 attorneys




forty six federal prosecutors appointed by barack obama have been asked to resign by us attorney-general jeff sessions.



senator cory booker: ag jeff sessions 'eroded' trust




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedmsnbc live with kate snow 03/02/17 new jersey senator cory booker joins msnbc's kate snow to discuss why he believes attorney general jeff sessions should resign. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {{video.duration.momentjs}}up next in: kate snowchannelstop...



dnc chair: jeff sessions should 'absolutely' resign




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedmsnbc live 03/02/17 newly-elected chair of the democratic national committee tom perez reacts to the revelation of attorney general jeff session's meeting with the russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {{vid...



sen. klobuchar: sessions shouldn't resign until we get the facts




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedandrea mitchell reports 03/02/17 sen. amy klobuchar, d-minn., says the timing of when attorney general jeff sessions met with the russian ambassador is suspicious. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {{video.duration.momentjs}}up next in: national security o...



is it time up for us attorney general jeff sessions?




us attorney general jeff sessions isn't planning on resigning, despite being the subject of an angry attack from donald trump this week.the president hit out after sessions stepped aside from the investigation into links between the white house and moscow following the news that he had two undisclos...



donald trump slams washington post jeff sessions report




president donald trump is complaining about a washington post report that the russian ambassador to the u.s. said he discussed election-related issues with u.s. sen. jeff sessions when the men met during the 2016 presidential race.trump tweeted on saturday morning: "a new intelligence leak from the ...



sen. angus king: very serious to charge sessions with perjury




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedandrea mitchell reports 03/02/17 senator angus king, i-maine, a member of the intelligence and armed services committees, says he has never met one-on-one with the russian ambassador and that there is “no question” that jeff sessions should recuse himsel...



jeff sessions responds to donald trump's twitter attack




(washington) — president donald trump renewed his verbal attacks on his attorney general wednesday, describing as “disgraceful” his handling of republican complaints that the fbi abused its surveillance power during the early stages of the russia investigation.jeff sessions, who rarely respond...



russian ambassador 'experienced' at collecting information




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedandrea mitchell reports 03/02/17 former deputy and acting cia director john mclaughlin discusses what he knows about russian ambassador sergey kislyak, who had a meeting with attorney general jeff sessions during the campaign. descriptionlimit"> ...moredurat...



rohrabacher: jeff sessions has 'betrayed the president'




last week, house freedom caucus chairman mark meadows (r-n.c.) and former house freedom caucus chairman jim jordan (r-ohio) – two of congress’ most far-right members – caused a bit of a stir when they called on attorney general jeff sessions to resign. one of the key questions was whether they...



senator cory booker: ag jeff sessions 'eroded' trust




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedmsnbc live with kate snow 03/02/17 new jersey senator cory booker joins msnbc's kate snow to discuss why he believes attorney general jeff sessions should resign. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {{video.duration.momentjs}}up next in: kate snowchannelstop...



donald trump tried to stop jeff sessions from russia recusal




(washington) — president donald trump directed his white house counsel to tell attorney general jeff sessions to not recuse himself from the justice department’s investigation into potential ties between russia and the trump campaign, according to a person familiar with the matter.the conversati...



durbin: jeff sessions stuck his neck out for trump




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedmorning joe 07/26/17 sen. dick durbin, d-ill., discusses the possible firing of jeff sessions, saying that sessions stuck his neck out for the president. sen. durbin wonders who would take the job if sessions is fired. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {{v...



jeff sessions weighing investigation of clinton foundation




washington — attorney general jeff sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into clinton foundation dealings and an obama-era uranium deal, the justice department said monday in responding to concerns from republican lawmakers.in a letter to the ho...



jeff sessions to ags: 'we don't need to be legalizing marijuana'




u.s. attorney general jeff sessions reiterated his opposition to marijuana legalization while addressing a collection of the nation's attorneys general on tuesday.



presstv-cruz denies reports about replacing sessions




us republican senator ted cruz has denied rumors that he is on president donald trump’s list of possible replacements for attorney general jeff sessions.“jeff sessions is a friend and a strong conservative. i was proud to vote to confirm jeff and to vigorously defend his confirmation, and i’m ...



jeff sessions marijuana move jeopardizes legal weed industry




dispensary owners and cannabis growers may suddenly be sleeping more restlessly.though setting up a pot shop has always been an uncertain business, memos issued by the department of justice under president obama gave people in the industry some assurance that if they were abiding by state laws, they...



donald trump on firing jeff sessions: 'time will tell'




president donald trump doubled down tuesday on his attacks against attorney general jeff sessions, saying he is "very disappointed" in the nation's top prosecutor while declining to say if he plans to fire him.trump has repeatedly criticized sessions in recent interviews for his decision in march to...



the federal prosecutors backing jeff sessions on mandatory minimums




the national association of assistant united states attorneys lobbied against the last major push for criminal-justice reform in congress. now their former president is working in the justice department.



study: supreme court decision complicates prosecuting child abusers




image: the supreme court's 2004 decision in crawford v. washington can discourage prosecutors from litigating many child maltreatment cases, prosecutors reported in a nationwide survey conducted by university of illinois social... view more credit: photo by l. brian staufferchampaign, ill. -- a su...