Jeff Sessions said he had the “honor of serving as attorney general,” and planned “to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate.” The remarks came after President Trump said he would not have picked Sessions for the job had he known the former senator would recuse himself from the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
An apologetic Simpson told a Nevada parole board that he has taken a course on “alternatives to violence” in prison and had been asked “many times” to mediate situations involving his fellow inmates. The disgraced former football star was sentenced to up to 33 years after a confrontation in Las Vegas over sports memorabilia. “I’ve done my time and I’ve done it was well and respectfully as I can,” Simpson said.
The State Department, the nation’s oldest Cabinet department, has a hollowed-out feel these days: Six months into Trump’s presidency, most of the top jobs remain unfilled, and lower-level hiring is largely on hold. And while Rex Tillerson vows to restructure the agency, some diplomats have observed, “it’s not clear there’s anybody at the helm.”
The morning after the shocking announcement of his illness, the Arizona senator chastised the Trump administration for ending assistance to moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad.