Trump picks conservative loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions waves to the crowd as he speaks at the Republican National Convention in ClevelandBy Steve Holland NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump picked three conservative loyalists to lead his national security and law enforcement teams on Friday, underscoring his campaign promise to take a hard line confronting Islamist militancy and curbing illegal immigration. Trump picked U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general, rewarding a staunch supporter whose tough and sometimes inflammatory statements on immigration have reflected his own. The choice was applauded by the top Republican in the Senate but drew sharp criticism from civil rights activists.

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