Jeff Sessions Vows to Recuse Himself From DoJ Investigations of Hillary Clinton
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions promised during his Tuesday confirmation hearing that if he ultimately becomes Attorney General, he would recuse himself from any Hillary Clinton email or Clinton Foundation investigations.
“During the course of the presidential campaign, you made a number of statements about the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton relating to her handling of sensitive e-mails and regarding certain actions of the Clinton Foundation,” began fellow Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, reading carefully from a prewritten question.
“But now you’ve been nominated to serve as attorney general. In light of those comments that you made, some have questioned whether you can approach the Clinton matter impartially in both fact and appearance. How do you plan to address those concerns?”
“Some of the comments I made, I do believe that that could place my objectivity in question,” Sessions responded. “I’ve given that thought. I believe the proper thing for me to do would be to recuse myself from any questions involving those kind of investigations that involve Secretary Clinton that were raised during the campaign– or could be otherwise connected to it.”
“To be very clear. you intend to recuse yourself from both the Clinton e-mail investigation and any matters involving the Clinton foundation, if there are any?” asked Grassley.
“Yes,” Sessions reiterated. After another question from Grassley, he promised to actually recuse him and appoint an underling, in contract to Attorney General Loretta Lynch‘s promise to accept the FBI findings after she was accused on conflict of interest.
Watch above, via CNN.
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