DeGette: Sessions Should Resign or Be Removed Immediately, Independent Inquiry Needed

Mar 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign or be removed immediately due to revelations about his meetings and perhaps other contact with the Russian ambassador to the United States, which appear to conflict with his oral and written testimony at his confirmation hearing.

“Attorney General Sessions’ contact with the Russian ambassador while an advisor to the Trump campaign once again proves this administration’s causal relationship with transparency and the truth. If these revelations are true, he has perjured himself. In any case, given what we now know, the Attorney General should resign immediately or be removed.

“This continued stream of information regarding campaign, transition, and administration officials communicating with members of the Russian government and failing to disclose it creates an air of uncertainty about the information and guidance that the President is receiving from his closest advisors. Further, such disclosures point to the possibility that our democracy is being undermined by a foreign power with the consent of the White House. It is now more clear than ever that the United States Congress – and perhaps even a special prosecutor – should investigate and bring forth a transparent reporting of the facts since the administration evidently is unwilling to do so.”