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After President Trump’s public attacks, can Jeff Sessions survive as attorney general?

WASHINGTON — In five months as attorney general, Jeff Sessions has pursued the staunchly conservative agenda that then-candidate Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail.

He has refocused the nation’s attention on violent crime; ordered a sweeping review of police reform agreements that punished troubled agencies; threatened so-called sanctuary cities for harboring illegal immigrants; and rolled back a series of Obama-era civil rights actions, including a Justice Department challenge to a controversial voter identification law in Texas.

Sessions has done virtually everything that Trump seemed to want, except one thing: protect the boss from an expanding investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 that already has wound its way to the Oval Office.Days after announcing that he would not have have nominated Sessions to be the country’s chief law enforcement official had he known the attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia inquiry, Trump further isolated Sessions on Monday, describing him as “beleaguered’‘ and publicly questioning why he was not pursuing an investigation into former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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