The United States Senate, in a 52 to 47 vote, confirms the nomination of Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General.
Senator had come under fire for his views on race and civil rights in a tempestuous confirmation process that strained the upper chamber’s norms
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Voters in Alabama go to the polls to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by current United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The race is between Roy Moore (R) and Doug Jones (D).
The U.S. Senate votes, along party lines (49-43), to not let Senator Elizabeth Warren participate in the debate about Senator Jeff Sessions's nomination to be the Attorney General in President Donald Trump's Cabinet because she violated Senate rule XIX when she was reading letters from the late Coretta Scott King and the late Senator Ted Kennedy that were critical of Sen. Sessions, thereby impugning his character.
The U.S. Senate votes to confirm Trump nominee William Barr as United States Attorney General with a vote of 54–45.
Jeff Sessions asked to resign as United States Attorney General at the request of President Donald Trump. Matthew Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff, is appointed acting Attorney General.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fires former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe because of a report from the Office of Professional Responsibility accusing McCabe of making an unauthorized news media disclosure and lacking candor on multiple occasions.