Democrats call for Trump's attorney general to resign

There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the full extent of the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians. The Federal Bureau of Investigation works under Sessions' Department of Justice. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Leading Democrats are lining up to call for his resignation after reports that he met the Russian ambassador to the USA twice during the election campaign.

Then-Senator Sessions' responses to the two questions about contacts with Russian officials regarding the 2016 election were direct and accurate responses to the questions he was asked.

It wasn't just Democrats amping up the pressure. While Sessions was careful not to confirm that any such investigation is ongoing, his decision to recuse comes amid numerous reports that intelligence agencies have been looking into communications between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The official said that is consistent with Sessions's testimony. Jeff Sessions, according to the DNC event's organizer. The White House dismissed the disclosure of the Sessions meetings as a partisan attack, saying his contacts with the ambassador had been as a member of the Armed Services Committee.

USA intelligence agencies allege that Putin meddled in the election to try to get Trump elected, but this was all a "ruse" and a "fake news fabricated deal to try and make up for the loss of the Democrats".

Claims of Kremlin interference have dogged President Trump.

In describing the meeting, of which he said he recalled little, Sessions said he discussed terrorism and Ukraine, adding that the discussion surrounding the country "got to be a little bit of a testy conversation".

Democrats and Republicans alike called for Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation into Trump's ties to Russian Federation. At the time, Sessions was a high-profile surrogate for Donald Trump's campaign.

They said Moscow hacked into the computer of the campaign chief of Democrat Hillary Clinton, the former USA secretary of state Trump defeated in the election. Sessions replied simply, "No". The second was a meeting in Session's senate office with several senior aides.

There is a lot of parsing of Jeff Session's answer to Al Franken at his confirmation hearings.

As a skilled lawyer, Sessions' would reflexively respond to the specific question asked, providing enough information to be responsive without providing irrelevant information.

"I'm not aware of any of those activities", Sessions said at the hearing, adding that he had "been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians".

In a retort, McCaskill, also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said she never met with Kislyak, who has held his position since 2008.

Asked about possible Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation during his January confirmation hearing, Sessions said he had "been called a surrogate a time or two in that campaign".

Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign February 13 after it was reported that he had talked to the Russian ambassador the same day that outgoing president Barack Obama was expelling 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the election meddling. As The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, Sessions actually talked with Kislyak twice during the campaign.

In an email correspondence with Business Insider on Thursday, a State Department spokesperson said the department has invited foreign ambassadors to attend both conventions since the 1980s. "There were a lot of other people there, a big scrum of people walking and talking". "I think we all know what we want, and that is something better than we have today".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to speak to reporters Thursday at a news conference at the Department of Justice.



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