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Jeff Sessions

US Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Full Name: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
Profession: US Senator and Attorney General

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Sessions served as Attorney General for the United States from 2017 to 2018, under President Donald Trump. Prior to this he had served as U.S. Attorney in Alabama and then as Senator for Alabama, from 1997 to 2017.

As Senator, Sessions was considered highly conservative, with his voting record going against immigration reform, bank bailouts, etc. He was one of the earliest supporters of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, following which he was nominated as Attorney General.

Perhaps the most notable aspect of Sessions' time as Attorney General was in his absence, as he recused himself from any involvement in the Russian collusion investigation; it having been discovered that he had met with a Russian ambassador in 2016.

Ultimately Sessions resigned in 2018 at President Trump's request, after conflict over his recusal. After this, Sessions sought to win back his Senate seat in Alabama, however he lost in the primary to a candidate supported by Trump: Tommy Tuberville.

Born: December 24, 1946
Birthplace: Selma, Alabama, USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 2017-02-08 US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests
  • 2017-03-02 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia after revelations he met Russian ambassador
  • 2017-06-13 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians
  • 2018-06-11 In landmark ruling, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects El Salvador woman's asylum request based on domestic abuse
  • 2018-11-07 US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appoints Matthew Whitaker in his place as acting Attorney General

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