July 27, 2017 Washington—With his future as the nation’s top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions flew to El Salvador Thursday seeking ways to stamp out the brutal street gang MS-13.
As the Trump administration tries to build support for its crackdown on illegal immigration, it has increasingly tried to make the gang with Central American ties the face of the problem. Recent killings tied to its members have stoked the national debate on immigration. President Trump praised Mr. Sessions when he announced his mission to eradicate the gang in April.
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But the attorney general has since fallen out of favor with his onetime political ally.
In day after day of public humiliation, Mr. Trump said he rued
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