Robert J. Higdon Jr. is Trump's pick for U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
The city says conditions of a Justice Department grant program are unconstitutional.
The move is being met with criticism from organizations concerned with reducing policy brutality.
Chicago is trying a carrot-and-stick approach to gang violence—offering warnings from law enforcement as well as social service support—and it's working.
The attorney general had previously said the incident "does meet the definition of domestic terrorism."
When cannabis businesses come into neighborhoods, crime goes down, not up.
The lawsuit is in response to Jeff Sessions' threat to cut funding to sanctuary cities.
"We don't prosecute journalists for doing their jobs."
Only the FBI, which was left out of the Sessions press conference, is authorized to pursue criminal leak investigations.
In recent days, the president has appeared to grow more frustrated with the direction of the Russia investigation.
While the DOJ already has several ongoing leak investigations, U.S. officials say they plan to launch more.
The author suggested Trump should make a decision about the attorney general.
"Time will tell, time will tell," Trump said on Tuesday about Sessions.
Sessions was the first sitting senator to throw his support behind candidate Trump early in the election season.
Senior Obama official tells Sessions "don't quit" after Trump calls him 'VERY weak.'
The Super Bowl XXXIII champion Marvin Washington is one of five plaintiffs suing the attorney general over marijuana legislation.
With his family businesses now known to be targets of the FBI special Russia investigation, President Trump has lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and signaled that his Department of Justice is crossing a "red line." Trump's next move in the imminent showdown could be firing or sidelining his own AG and finding a replacement who could curtail the investigation.
The Department of Justice has not released the transcript, which has since been printed on a conservative news site.