Jeff Sessions Will Recuse Himself From Any Investigations Into Presidential Campaigns
During today’s press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that he will recuse himself from any investigations into presidential campaigns.
This comes on the heels of Washington Post story that revealed that Sessions had twice met with the Russian ambassador prior to the election while involved with the campaign of President Donald Trump.
As was also pointed out in a statement that was issued just ahead of the press conference, Sessions noted that he had consulted with Justice Department officials for weeks on whether he should recuse himself from any campaign-related investigations due to his involvement in the Trump campaign. He explained that had been an ongoing discussion that predated the WaPo story.
“I have followed the right procedure just as I promised the committee I would, just as I believe any good attorney general should do,” he explained.
Regarding the question asked by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) during his confirmation hearing about communications with Russians, Sessions provided an explanation to state why he believed he answered the question correctly.
“I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign,” Sessions noted. “And the idea that I was part of a, quote, continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government is totally false.”
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