President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, an early supporter of Trump and one of his close advisors, as his nominee for U.S. attorney general.

Sessions brings the “law and order” background that Trump touted as part of his platform during the campaign, as well as the baggage of a judicial nomination that failed amid accusations of racism. Before he was elected to the Senate in 1997, Sessions served as U.S. attorney and attorney general in Alabama.

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