When it was announced that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, it was noted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had joined Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in recommending to the president that Comey needed to go. Additionally, Sessions has been interviewing candidates to replace Comey, despite the fact that the AG has said that he would recuse himself from any investigations into Trump’s campaign. (The FBI is currently investigating potential collusion between Russia and Trump associates.)
Regarding this, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said this morning that the attorney general should be investigated by the Justice Department’s inspector general and the Senate over his claims that he’s recused himself.
“I have asked the inspector general and the request I’ve made is not only to look into any interference to thwart the investigation but whether Attorney General Sessions should have participated in the firing of Comey and should participate in [hiring a new] FBI director,” Schumer told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union.
“Now he seems to be violating that recusal that seems on its face to be part of this and look, I called for him to step down when he didn’t tell the truth about the Russians because it’s the highest law enforcement officer in the land,” he noted. “The actions of the last week make all the more reason he should not be attorney general.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN
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