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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- Bruce Watzman V.P. Health and Human Resources, National Mining Association
- Ellen Smith owner and managing editor of Mine Safety and Health News.
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