Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Senate Run

President Donald Trump has said nominating Sessions as attorney general was the "biggest mistake" of his presidency and his leadership of the agency was a "total joke"

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday that he is jumping into the race for his old Senate seat in Alabama — despite warnings from allies of President Donald Trump that he should sit out the election, NBC News reports

Sessions, who was the first senator to endorse Trump's campaign, suffered a huge falling out with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the federal probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Trump has said naming Sessions as attorney general was the "biggest mistake" of his presidency, and he has called his leadership of the Justice Department "a total joke."

Sessions resigned at Trump's request exactly one year ago.

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