If Sessions Is Fired Or Resigns, How Would A Successor Be Chosen?05:31
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a news conference at the Department of Justice on July 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a news conference at the Department of Justice on July 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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President Trump has been actively criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a week, leading many to question whether Sessions will be fired or forced to resign.

But if Sessions is removed, how would his successor be selected? Here & Now's Robin Young talks with University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) about three possible scenarios — at least one of which could spark a confrontation with Congress.

This segment aired on July 26, 2017.

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