AG Jeff Sessions says the Charlottesville car attack could be a “hate crime” (VIDEO)


Attorney General Jeff Sessions told NBC News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that federal authorities are in no rush to file charges in a deadly Charlottesville car attack and that it’s still not clear what those charges might be.

“It very well could be a civil rights violation or a hate crime, and there might be other charges that could be brought,” Sessions said during an interview at the Justice Department. “So we are working it intensely on the assumption we may well might want to prosecute him. We’re also working with the state and local authorities that clearly have jurisdiction, too. And often they’re the ones that have the best charges.”

Sessions said no decisions have been made about whether the driver, James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio, would be tried in state or federal court.


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