OpinionEditorial AG Jeff Sessions lays down the law to President Trump U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday that his agency will not be "improperly influenced" by politics. Above, he speaks Wednesday in Cleveland. Photo Credit: AP / Tony Dejak By The Editorial Board Updated August 23, 2018 5:38 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday reminded the president of the United States that we are a nation of laws. “The actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” Sessions said in a written statement, a response to the latest criticism from Donald Trump that his appointee is not protecting him and his friends from ongoing federal criminal investigations. The nation needed to hear it, and Sessions needed to say it. — The editorial board By The Editorial Board Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.