Leahy: Attorney General Sessions’ Partial Recusal Does Not Go Far Enough

“Make no mistake: Attorney General Sessions’ partial recusal does not go far enough.  He must appear in public before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain why he twice gave misleading testimony under oath and why he failed to disclose such false testimony until prompted by news reports.  Such conduct is unacceptable from our nation’s top law enforcement official.  Most importantly, Attorney General Sessions cannot be a part of any investigations into the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia, whether before or after the election.  This does not stop with Attorney General Sessions.  There must be an independent special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in our election, which is nothing less than an attack on our democracy, our national interests, and our values.  It is one of the most disturbing national security challenges facing our country and it must be investigated by an independent prosecutor who will stand up to a White House that is intent on suppressing any public disclosure of Russia’s interference.” 

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