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Donald Trump Picks Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

Sessions was among the first lawmakers to publicly endorse Trump

President-elect Donald Trump will offer the attorney general gig to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, according to the Associated Press.

The AP cites a “senior Trump official,” who wouldn’t say whether Sessions had accepted the job.

Sessions was among the first lawmakers to endorse Trump and has emerged as a close and trusted confidant. If Sessions accepts the job offer, it will come with a bit of controversy.

Back in 1986, Sessions had a hard time getting confirmed by Senate after being nominated for a federal judgeship because of acquisitions that he made racist comments while serving as U.S. attorney in Alabama. He eventually removed himself from consideration.

Sessions was a close adviser throughout the campaign and the president-elect has proven that loyalty is a major factor when making important staffing decisions.

Meanwhile, Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, a fierce critic of the Iran nuclear deal, has reportedly been picked to head the CIA. Retired Army lieutenant general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn is expected to be named Trump’s national security adviser.

All three positions could be officially announced on Friday.