Newly Released Footage Shows Sessions Sparring With DOJ Interns

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Dicembre 8, 2017

Beauregard SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week MORE got into a heated exchange with agency interns this summer over marijuana and police brutality, according to new video of the private event.

"You support pretty harsh policies for marijuana and pretty lax gun control laws - I'm not even sure where you stand on the assault weapons ban", an intern asked Sessions.

Separately, Sessions told an intern that the Justice Department was committed to protecting the civil rights of "all persons", including transgender people, and pointed to his instruction to to the DoJ's Civil Rights Division to look into a spate of murders of transgender people.

Video published Thursday by ABC News of a Q&A between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Justice Department interns shows Sessions arguing for conservative positions on policing, the enforcement of drug laws, gun access and other policy areas. When he asked the intern if she holds that belief and she shook her head, he called her "Dr".

"That's an apples and oranges question, I would say first and foremost", he said.

Brave Justice Department intern puts it to the boss What’s the deal with you and cannabis
Brave Justice Department intern puts it to the boss What’s the deal with you and cannabis

"There's this view that marijuana is harmless, and it does no damage". The American Medical Association is crystal clear on that.

An intern named Sean from the University of California, Berkeley, pressed Sessions on police violence, citing the shootings of African-American men such as Philando Castile and Michael Brown.

"OK. Dr. Whatever Your Name Is, you can write the AMA and see why they think otherwise", Sessions told her.

"Well that may be the view in Berkley, but it's not the view in most places in the country", Sessions replied.

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