Monday 23 October 2017

Jeff Sessions sworn in as attorney general

President Donald Trump watches as Vice President Mike Pence administers the oath of office to Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
President Donald Trump watches as Vice President Mike Pence administers the oath of office to Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Jeff Sessions has been sworn in as US President Donald Trump's attorney general.

During an Oval Office ceremony, Mr Trump called Mr Sessions a man of integrity and principle, and someone who has devoted his life to the cause of justice.

Mr Sessions was sworn in the morning after the senate confirmed his nomination following a contentious confirmation process.

The Alabama politician resigned his senate seat shortly after his colleagues approved him on a 52-47 vote that broke largely along partisan lines.

Mr Sessions was the first sitting US senator to endorse Mr Trump.

He faced criticism from Democrats over his record on civil rights and immigration.

Republicans lauded his four decades of public service and his commitment to fairness and the rule of law.

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