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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- Abbe Smith professor of law and co-director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship program at Georgetown University; author of "Case of a Lifetime."
- Nina Salarno-Ashford lawyer and victims rights advocate.
- Patricia Caruso director of the Michigan Department of Corrections. She is also the president of the Association of State Correctional Administrators.
- Adam Gelb director, the Public Safety Performance Project at The Pew Center on the States.
- Scott Burns executive director, National District Attorneys Association.
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