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The future chief prosecutor of the USA, Jeff Sessions, has protested against accusations of racism. On the first day of a Senate hearing, the Alabama Senator said he was granting equal rights to all Americans.

(dpa) The future chief prosecutor of the USA, Jeff Sessions, has protested against accusations of racism. On the first day of a Senate hearing, the Alabama Senator said he was granting equal rights to all Americans. Sessions (70) is a conservative hardliner who was banned from becoming a judge in 1986 because a Senate committee considered him too racist.

The hearing was interrupted by protests on Tuesday. Democrats and civil rights activists doubt that Sessions will adequately protect minorities. "We have to find out whether Senator Sessions can become chief prosecutor for all people equally," said Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Before the Senate Committee, Sessions described the picture that there was of him as completely distorted. He will abide by the constitution, law and order, and advocate fairness and equality. Sessions said he doesn't believe Hillary Clinton will be charged with using a private email server as Secretary of State. The election campaign was very charged. He himself will refuse to participate in a process because of bias.

Sessions' is the first hearing from Donald Trump's cabinet. The future Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson is invited on Wednesday. Two more hearings scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed. There has been a lot of criticism that the necessary documents from candidates are missing. The future ministers will be questioned intensively, but because of the Senate majority of the Republicans, they should not expect any serious problems.