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Bipartisan House lawmakers thumb noses at Sessions’ commitment to helping cops thieve

When justifying various elements of his new war on crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sometimes invokes the notion that Department of Justice (DOJ) employees must use all legal tools Congress has given them — even the ones now on the wrong side of a political consensus that views the justice system as fruitlessly punitive.

The argument tacitly invites elected officials to act out against the attorney general’s campaign. On Tuesday, an ideologically diverse cluster of lawmakers answered the bell by adding language to a crucial spending bill that would curtail one of the most dubious powers Sessions means to wield. …

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