Calls are growing for Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after it was reported that he lied under oath about contact with Russian officials while he was a member of the Trump campaign.
After The Washington Post reported that Sessions at multiple meetings with representatives from Moscow while a member of the Trump campaign, and then lied about it under oath during his confirmation hearing to Attorney General, The Wall Street Journal followed up by reporting that Sessions is under federal investigation.
MoveOn has immediately called for Attorney General Sessions to resign:
This is a two-bombshell evening. First, The New York Times says the intelligence community has information that Trump associates met with Russian officials during the campaign. The Times also reports the intelligence community had reason to believe the Trump Administration might cover this up. Second, The Washington Post breaks a story that says U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath at his confirmation hearing about contact with Russian officials.
The only way for citizens to be able to trust that our government can act with integrity is for Attorney General Sessions to resign his post immediately and for his successor to appoint a special prosecutor to begin a comprehensive investigation of Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration. Anything short of that is flatly unacceptable and puts our country’s security and our free and fair elections at grave risk.
A full congressional investigation and a special prosecutor now look likely. A resignation is the best case scenario for Sessions. If he committed perjury, Sessions could be facing criminal charges.
The other shoe has finally dropped, as the scandal that could destroy Trump has taken a huge step towards the Oval Office.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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