Jeff Sessions is called by Senior Democrats in Congress to resign from the post of Attorney General. Sessions, the former Alabama senator had a meeting with Russian ambassador to the United States but didn’t disclose it. The meeting was held on during his Cabinet confirmation hearing.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from California said “After lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the Attorney General must resign” A statement released on Wednesday night from Pelosi also said that “Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country.”
In Thursday’s press conference Nancy Pelosi also suggested to investigate on the matter of Russian Interference in the 2016 election. Donald Trump also accepted previously that there was some interference from Russia.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 2, 2017
Chuck Schumer, Senate Democratic Leader also called Jeff Sessions to resign on Thursday morning.
Schumer also called to investigate the allegation made on Russian Interference and if I’s already been compromised by Jeff.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee also called to investigate the ties between Russian and Donald Trump administration. He’s demanded a special counsel to investigate on that matter.
Elijah Cummings, House Oversight and Government Affairs ranking member also called Jeff Sessions to resign and criticized him for having secret meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Senator Jeff Sessions previously testified that “he hadn’t had any connection with Russian officials” but he lied and hold it for weeks.
Elijah Cummings stated “Attorney General Sessions should resign immediately, and there is no longer any question that we need a truly independent commission to investigate this issue.”
Sessions has denied the fact that he made any contact or conversation with Russian officials about the campaign or any other matter.
FBI team is still investigating that if there is any interference of intelligence community to aid Donald Trump in making him win the election. Also, the ties between Trump team and Russia. Republicans too call for an outside investigation to know the fact about Russian and Trump ties.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham stated “Jeff is not the person to assess even if there is any material for allegation to the Trump team and Russia ties”
Graham further stressed and said “Sessions might be innocent” even he contacted Russian ambassador. Graham and Sessions had been a very god friend since long.
“There may be nothing there,” he continued. “But if there’s something there that the FBI believes is criminal in nature, then for sure you need a special prosecutor. If that day ever comes, I’ll be the first one to say it needs to be somebody other than Jeff.”
Arizona Republican John McCain, who is also a Trump critic also said that “I think we have to know more about it before we make a judgment.”
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren called for special prosecutor in this investigation and Russian influence of Russia in the election. She is the antagonist for Trump and the team who also wants Attorney General to step-down.
And we need Attorney General Jeff Sessions – who should have never been confirmed in the first place – to resign. We need it now.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) March 2, 2017
Senator Brian Schatz, of Hawaii, also weighed in on Twitter: “I’m thinking Jeff Sessions is not the right person to investigate Jeff Sessions.”
Democratic Lawmakers are demanding Sessions to step-down in the wake of latest revelations but lately Jeff recuse himself from participating in any investigation procedure.
Quigley tweeted: “It is unconscionable and unacceptable for a United States attorney general-our nation’s top law enforcement official-to lie under oath.