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Trump taps Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General

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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., left, looks on as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a national security meeting with advisors at Trump Tower, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in New York. Evan Vucci / AP Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., left, looks on as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a national security meeting with advisors at Trump Tower, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in New York. Evan Vucci / AP

BY PETER ALEXANDER and HALLIE JACKSON, NBC News

(NBC News) - Sen. Jeff Sessions has been named attorney general under President-elect Donald Trump's administration, two sources familiar with the decision confirmed to NBC News.

In February, the Alabama senator became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump during his campaign. His name was also floated as a possible running mate for Trump.

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