After his nomination but before his confirmation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was getting advice about potential US attorney appointments from a man named Elliott Broidy. Broidy happens to be a major Republican donor, as well as a convicted criminal, having pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and bribery several years ago. This plea hasn’t stopped Republicans from seeking Broidy’s advice, and he now serves as a national deputy finance chair of the Republican Party. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced