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Sessions' dubious promise to be apolitical

Sessions' dubious promise to be apolitical

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ appearance before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday frustrated questioners on both ends of the political spectrum, and that was likely his intent. From memory lapses (there were quite a few) and corrections of the record on Russia (ditto) to his overall haziness on federal law (he skipped Senate antitrust briefings during his former job, apparently), the questions arrived from committee members quickly and often testily, but the answers (such as they were) came out slowly and haltingly. If there was a core message, the 70-year-old Selma native just wanted to say in his folksy way that he he intends to keep the U.S. Department of Justice above...

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