Trent Williams, an executive with the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal division, is expected to take over as the chief of the criminal division’s enforcement division.
Williams is widely expected to be named deputy attorney general.
Williams, a former federal prosecutor, was a deputy attorney General in the Obama administration.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that he was the first assistant attorney general in the Trump administration and was appointed deputy attorney for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division by Sessions.
The report adds that Williams, who has been involved in several controversial investigations, was also the deputy attorney of the Civil Rights division in the George W. Bush administration.
Williams has been one of the chief architects of the Trump crackdown on the voting rights movement.
He was also one of several attorneys who argued in court that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was unconstitutional.
During the George H.W. Bush presidency, he was appointed to the U, S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Bush’s successor, President George W Bush.