The Washington Post just revealed that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath at his confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, when he was a foreign policy adviser to Trump.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and must resign immediately. Sessions’ successor must appoint a special prosecutor to lead a comprehensive investigation of the Trump campaign and the Trump administration’s ties to the Russian government.
During his confirmation hearing, when asked by Senator Al Franken what he would do “if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign,” Sessions replied, “Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities … I didn’t have … communications with the Russians.”
The only way for Americans can trust government to act with integrity—to know that our top leaders aren’t compromised by a foreign power, and to trust that the nation’s so-called top cop follows the law that he is duty-bound to enforce—is for Attorney General Sessions to resign his post immediately and for his successor to appoint a special prosecutor to begin a comprehensive investigation of Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration.
Anything short of that is flatly unacceptable and puts our country’s security, our free and fair elections, and our justice system at grave risk.
- Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia meetings – BBC
- Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi call on Jeff Sessions to resign after report of Russia contacts – BusinessInsider.com
- Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, other top Democrats tell Jeff Sessions to resign – Boston Globe