Democrats Insist Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resign Over Talks With Russia

Rebeccah Dean - Author

Mar. 2 2017, Updated 7:29 a.m. ET

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Many high ranking Democrats have demanded Attorney General Jeff Sessions step down after it was revealed late Wednesday evening that Sessions had met with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the 2016 presidential campaign. Last year, Sessions apparently met twice with Russia’s U.S. ambassador; however, he failed to previously disclose this information. After his Russian ties had been exposed, Democrats such House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts publicly demanded Sessions resign. Pelosi made a statement in which she declared,

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“Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country and must resign. There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”

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Rep. Cummings took a similar position when he stated Attorney General Jeff Sessions should immediately resign and “there is no longer any question that we need a truly independent commision to investigate this issue.”


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