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Reports: Trump Picks Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

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By    |   Friday, 18 Nov 2016 07:50 AM

President-elect Donald Trump has offered the job of attorney general to Sen. Jeff Sessions, multiple news outlets reported Friday.

CBS News was the first to report the pick, and was quickly joined by others.

Trump has been deeply impressed with Sessions, his transition team said Thursday of the longtime supporter who was also reportedly had been under consideration for secretary of defense and attorney general.

The question of in which role Sessions would be the best fit had created a debate within the transition team, The New York Times reported.

Sessions, who was elected to the Senate in 1996, is a member of the Judiciary Committee. The first senator to publicly back Trump during the election, has opposed immigration reform.

Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer, who is involved in the Trump presidential transition, did not immediately confirm the reports early Friday. 

"Until Donald Trump says it, it's not official," Spicer said on CNN. 

On Thursday, the Trump team said in a statement that while  he "is still talking with others as he forms his Cabinet, the president-elect has been unbelievably impressed with Sen. Sessions and his phenomenal record as Alabama's Attorney General and U.S. Attorney."

Sessions met with Trump on Wednesday in New York. 

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