President-elect Donald Trump on Friday settled on his choice for attorney general, according to Bloomberg, which reports that Trump has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the post. Bloomberg notes that Sessions is one of Trump’s “earliest congressional backers and one of the most conservative U.S. lawmakers to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official.”
“Trump also named retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as his White House national security adviser and Kansas Republican Representative Mike Pompeo to run the Central Intelligence Agency,” the report adds.
Trump released a statement in which he said Sessions “is a world-class legal mind and considered a truly great attorney general and U.S. attorney in the state of Alabama. Jeff is greatly admired by legal scholars and virtually everyone who knows him.”
Bloomberg adds: “The incoming Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, said Sessions will face ‘tough questions,’ even though he has been in the Senate since he was elected in 1996.”