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Grassley complained that Sessions was acting like a senator, not an attorney general by sending the letter. The four positions are crucial ones: Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division; Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division; Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division; and Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division.

There is no permanent presidential appointee at the Justice Department in charge of combating terrorism because a Republican senator has put discretionary federal marijuana enforcement above US national security in his priorities.

Gardner said he voted to confirm Sessions' nomination as attorney general because the former senator pledged not to make marijuana a major issue for the Justice Department.

Speaking before the National Sheriffs' Association winter meeting in Washington, Sessions hit out at Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) without mentioning the lawmaker by name.

The candidates are "outstanding nominees", Sessions added, complaining that Gardner's blockade was over "unrelated issues".

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You can read Sessions' complete prepared remarks on the Justice Department website or watch the speech on CSPAN.

"Sen. Gardner's holds on Justice nominees remain in place as he and our staff continue to talk with the Department of Justice and discuss a path forward which recognizes Colorado's state's rights and ensures law enforcement has the authority and tools needed to protect our communities", the office said in a statement. Our nominee to lead the National Security Division was approved unanimously in committee. I don't have the authority to say that something is legal when it is illegal-even if I wanted to.

"U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration are infringing on Alaska's right to govern ourselves as Alaska voters decided". "But because right now one senator's concerns over unrelated issues like reversing federal law against marijuana, we can not even get a vote". Marijuana is illegal in the United States-even in Colorado, California, and everywhere else in America.

We need our nominees confirmed.

"It's just too often the case that the perpetrators have given signals in advance", Sessions said. That's more than the number arrested for all violent crimes combined.

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