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Trump, Attorney General to Meet as U.S. Cities Smolder Amid Protests

U.S. News

Trump has made no major public statement to address the growing crisis but has issued a flurry of tweets, describing protesters as "thugs" and urging mayors and governors to "get tough." He has also threatened to utilize the U.S. military, but his national security adviser on Sunday said the administration would not yet invoke federal control over the National Guard.


Democratic state attorneys general begin Trump pushback

Associated Press

Ferguson announced that he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests.


Jeff Sessions is our attorney general, not Trump's personal attorney

Los Angeles Times

His statement that Sessions should resign for showing insufficient loyalty to Trump by not stopping the investigation into Russian meddling and possible campaign collusion reeks of sycophantic royalty worship. The attorney general is supposed to be the country's top law enforcement official, not the personal stooge for the president.


Trump Taps Former Deputy Attorney General for US Attorney

U.S. News

Moran, who now works with the Seattle law firm of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, supervised nearly 600 state lawyers as chief deputy attorney general from 2006 to 2013 under Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna. Before that he was the office's chief criminal prosecutor beginning in 1998, under Democratic Attorney General Chris Gregoire.


California hires ex-Attorney General Holder to fight Trump

U.S. News

"It's not surprising to me, at all, that the state of California, would want to choose somebody as smart and as experienced and well-versed in these policy issues as Mr. Holder is," Earnest told reporters Wednesday. "Obviously, Mr. Holder is a telegenic, articulate advocate for a full set of issues, and I suspect that the people of the state of California will benefit from him putting those same skills to work advocating for them."