Trump’s AG Lies About Russian Contacts

Sessions "Taken aback" by scandal

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Joan Walsh: “No one should lie under oath, but doing so ought to disqualify an attorney-general nominee from the job. However, that’s essentially what Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted doing Thursday afternoon in a bizarre press conference where he announced he will recuse himself from Justice Department investigations into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.”

When asked about Trump surrogate contacts with the Russians during his senate confirmation hearings, Sessions failed to disclose his own two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak .

“And that’s why recusal isn’t enough of an answer for Sessions….Top Democrats in both the House and Senate have called on Sessions to resign. So far, no Republicans have joined them…”

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