Bloomberg: Sessions Removes Himself From Russia Probes Over Envoy
* Move comes amid uproar over meetings with Russian ambassador
* Trump said he still has ‘total’ confidence in Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions removed himself from investigations into Russian interference in American politics and contacts with associates of President Donald Trump, after the Justice Department acknowledged he had contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 campaign.
“I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States,” Sessions said Thursday in a written statement as he opened a press conference in Washington.
The move comes after the Justice Department confirmed Wednesday that Sessions spoke twice last year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while serving as a prominent supporter and adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. Sessions testified during his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 10 that “I did not have communications with the Russians.”
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WNU Editor: I guess Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to not do what President Obama's Attorney General Lynch decided to do when it came to her recusal (which she did not do) on cases where concerns on her biases were voiced. And while I am sure that there are many in the Trump administration who are now hoping that this story is dead .... my take is that it is just starting.