The mainstream media lashed out at President-elect Donald Trump's decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as attorney general. 

Many critics immediately pointed out an alleged 1986 comment by Sessions about the KKK, declaring him to be a racist. 

The allegations against Sessions, a former U.S. attorney, cost him a federal judgeship position when the Senate denied his confirmation. 

On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Steve Doocy talked to a man who worked with and was hired by Sessions. William Smith, former counsel for Sessions and current aide to U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), said the media isn't telling the whole story.

"The people who are making these allegations don't know Jeff Sessions," said Smith, calling them "false rumors" spread by those who don't like Sessions' political views.

He said the person who made the allegations about Sessions' racist remarks "has really been discredited over time" and there have been no other allegations in the past 30 years.

Smith said Sessions hired him as the first African-American chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. They also noted that Sessions helped to desegregate schools in Alabama and successfully pursued the death penalty for a KKK leader.

Watch the full segment above.


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