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Jeff Sessions Officially Sworn In as Attorney General

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence swore in Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday morning.

Trump delivered remarks praising Sessions as a tireless advocate of justice and law enforcement.

“[Sessions] will be a great protector of the people,” Trump said.
Trump added that abuse of law enforcement officers in the United States would “stop today,” referencing Sessions’ swearing-in.

Trump also offered a warning to violent criminals, “Today’s ceremony should be seen as a clear message to the gang members and drug dealers terrorizing innocent people – your day is over.”

For his part, Sessions promised to “deploy the talents and abilities of the Department of Justice in the most effective way possible to confront this rise in crime and to protect the people of our country.”