Jeff Classes Is The Canary Within The Coal Mine

***Congress established the position of attorney general when it passed—and George Washington signed—the Judiciary Act of 1789.
The spectacle of Trump attacking Jeff Sessions, one of his earliest and most stalwart supporters, as “beleaguered” and “unfair” is certainly jarring.
Not long after appointing Janet Reno as the nation’s first female attorney general, Bill Clinton came to rue his decision.
Until 1819, the attorney general did not even have a single clerk, nor until 1821, an official office.
They despise the attorney general but find themselves bound to protect the independence of his office.

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