The Hill by Jordain Carney
Jeff Sessions is stepping into the middle of a legal and political firefight.
The Alabama Republican, who was confirmed Wednesday evening to be attorney general, takes over a Justice Department locked in a battle over President Trump’s executive order targeting nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Trump’s order has been on hold since Friday, when a federal judge suspended it from being enforced.
The move has enraged the president, who has repeatedly and publicly weighed in on the controversy by criticizing the judges who question his authority. Trump argued on Wednesday that even a “bad high school student” could understand the president has the authority and power to stop people from coming to the U.S. in the name of national security.