Attorney General Facing Accusations of Having Connections with Russia

Investigation Sought by Both Democrats and Republicans
Courtesy of Attorney General's Office Website

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The top House Democrat says Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath when he told the Senate Judiciary that he had no contacts with the Russian government and says he should resign.

“Perjury is a crime,” said Nancy Pelosi, Democratic minority leader in the House of Representatives.

In the meantime, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling upon Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation on contacts between the Russians and President Donald Trump’s campaign last year.

“Somebody other than Jeff needs to do it,” Graham said.

Graham also tells reporters he is meeting Thursday with FBI Director James Comey and will demand to know whether there is an investigation into the Russia contacts.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said  in a statement that Sessions is a former colleague and a friend, “but I think it would be best for him and for the country to recuse himself from the DOJ Russia probe.”

Portman joins congressmen Jason Chaffetz, Darrell Issa and Tom Cole in calling for Sessions to recuse himself.

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