By Danjuma Aliyu, Live from New York, Editorial Director, Denisaurus
President-Elect, Donald Trump has appointed the next Attorney General of the United States.
Jefferson Sessions, currently a senator for Alabama, who will be in charge of the US Department of Justice was previously rejected as a judge because of alleged racism.
Mr Sessions Senate Armed Services Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the Budget Committee was Alabama’s attorney general before he joined the Senate since 1996.
But in 1989, a Senate committee had denied Mr Sessions a federal judgeship after lawmakers heard testimony that he had used the N-word.
The allegation of racism made against the Attorney General of Federation-nominee would make his Senate confirmation hearing a difficult one.
“It is an honour to nominate US Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States,” Mr Trump said in a statement.
Mr Trump who won the recently concluded US election said Mr Session was a “world-class legal mind.”
A Trump spokesperson said after the two men met following the US election: “The President-elect has been unbelievably impressed with Senator Sessions and his phenomenal record as Alabama’s Attorney General and US Attorney.”