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Top GOPers Urge Sessions To Recuse Himself After Russia Revelations

In a tweet Thursday morning, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “recuse himself” from investigations of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. Chaffetz also urged Sessions to “clarify his testimony” in light of recent reports that Sessions twice spoke to Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the United States, during President Trump’s campaign, despite testifying under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing that he “did not have communications with the Russians.” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also said Sessions should recuse himself to maintain “the trust of the American people.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said Sessions should resign for “lying under oath to Congress,” a call echoed by House Oversight Committee ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings (Md.). Sessions vowed Thursday to recuse himself “whenever it’s appropriate,” and insisted that he has “not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign.”

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