Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Tuesday. She accused Sessions of violating the terms of his self-imposed recusal from the federal probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Warren posted rapid-fire tweets beginning with, “AG Sessions was forced to recuse himself from the Russia investigation after he lied to Congress about multiple meetings with the Russians.” And then she followed with, “But even after recusing himself, Sessions recommended that the President fire FBI Director [James] Comey — who was leading the Russia investigation.”
The Attorney General testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, where he encountered fierce questioning from the Democrats over his role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. He was also grilled on his past exchanges with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Sessions took criticism in February because of revelations that while serving as a Trump campaign surrogate he met twice with Kislyak during Trump’s campaign. He failed to disclose those meetings to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing in January. Because of those meetings, Session recused himself from any matters regarding the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
Trump cited Sessions as one of the officials who recommended that he fire Comey. This prompted lawmakers to question whether the attorney general went beyond the parameters of his recusal. In his testimony on Tuesday, Sessions denied that he violated the recusal but repeatedly refused to answer questions about his conversations with the president.
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Credit: The Hill