02.16.17

Senators to AG Sessions: Recuse Yourself from Trump, Russia Investigations

            All nine Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats today called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any Justice Department investigations into Trump-Russia communications and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

            Additionally, the senators, led by Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), called on Sessions to limit communication between the Justice Department and the White House on all “criminal or civil enforcement matters.”

            “[W]e ask that you recuse yourself from any investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign, transition team, or administration and Russian government officials or associates, including ongoing investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 election,” the senators wrote on Thursday. “We also ask that you take all necessary steps to ensure that these investigations continue unimpeded and free from political pressure or interference.”

            Full text of the letter can be found HERE.

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