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Here are the top 10 things to know.
1 / 10 Trump will nominate Steve Bannon, a former chairman of Breitbart News, to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Bannon, who was once a prominent Trump supporter and is now an adviser to the president, would take over the civil rights division under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been pushing the Trump administration to aggressively pursue racial justice.
The appointment would take the top civil rights job from Sessions.
Bannon has been widely seen as a more conservative choice than Sessions.
The Justice Department is currently investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, and Trump has said he would not seek a special prosecutor.
The White House has said the probe is focused on Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, including whether anyone in Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to sway the outcome.
The president has also suggested the investigation is focused too narrowly, and the investigation could be reopened under different circumstances.
Sessions is expected in a week to announce the selection of the next attorney general.
2 / 10 The Senate has confirmed Steve Bannon to lead Justice Department Civil Rights division.
Bannon is a former Trump supporter who is now a top adviser to Trump.
Trump has been a vocal critic of Sessions, and his administration has sought to downplay the investigation into Russian interference, calling it “a political witch hunt.”
Sessions is also expected to recuse himself from any investigations related to the election or any other political matter involving the president or his family.
3 / 10 Sessions has been in the headlines for his support of the Trump agenda.
During the 2016 campaign, Sessions said that “no judge in this country should be above the law.”
During his confirmation hearings, Sessions called for Trump to resign over allegations that he improperly pressured a former FBI agent to stop investigating the president.
Sessions also said during his confirmation hearing that he had never spoken with the Russian ambassador about the 2016 race.
The two men have been allies for a long time.
In addition to Sessions, Trump is also eyeing former FBI Director James Comey’s replacement, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Rosenstein is widely expected to pick a new attorney general, according to several people familiar with the matter.
4 / 10 A top adviser on the Trump transition team is a longtime Trump supporter.
Steve Bannon is expected at a confirmation hearing for Attorney General Steven Mnuchin.
Bannon was one of the most prominent members of the white nationalist movement during the 2016 and 2017 presidential campaigns.
Bannon’s nomination would likely cement Trump’s support of Bannon.
5 / 10 President Donald Trumps pick for attorney attorney general is expected Monday.
The Senate will confirm Steve Bannon as a top Trump adviser, the White House confirmed.
Trump is set to name the next U.S. attorney general Monday, and he is expected for a Senate confirmation vote on Wednesday.
6 / 10 Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says Trump is “preparing to nominate the next director of the FBI.”
Grassley, who is a Republican, has long championed the appointment of a new FBI director.
He told Fox News on Friday that the Trump White House would be announcing the new director on Monday.
Grassley told Fox that the president was preparing to nominate a new director, who will be confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, but did not offer any details.
7 / 10 Former FBI Director Jim Comey will be the new FBI Director, but there is no confirmation that Trump will name him.
The New York Times reported on Friday morning that Trump would pick a former deputy director who had served under Comey, a person familiar with Trump’s thinking said.
Trump’s former deputy attorney general and a Trump adviser have said that Trump’s decision on the replacement of Comey is contingent on the FBI’s ability to fully investigate the Russian hacking of the 2016 U.