David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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- Sen. Jamie Raskin professor of Constitutional law & the First Amendment at American University's Washington College of Law; public interest lawyer active on voting rights and electoral reform issues
- Miller Baker attorney specializing in political and Constitutional law
- Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) (D-D.C.)
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