Sessions: Justice Department Criticism May Be Deserved
WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his own Justice Department may be fair game for criticism amid Republican complaints of anti-Trump bias.
Sessions said Friday the department’s mission is to “correct the mistakes of the past” and eliminate political bias from its investigations and prosecutions.
The comment comes as some congressional Republicans point to what they see as signs of bias in the FBI, including anti-Trump text messages between a counterintelligence agent and an FBI lawyer. They’ve also tried to resurface the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Democrats call it an effort to discredit the special counsel investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia.
Sessions says “a culture of defensiveness is not acceptable.” And the department will hear concerns and “act on them professionally” to maintain public trust.