Washington, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would recuse himself from any federal probe on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.
NBC reports Sessions met with ethics lawyers and concluded he should have a role in investigating a campaign that he took part in.
Reading from a statement on Thursday, Sessions added, “This announcement should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation or suggestive of the scope of any such investigation.”
During Sessions’ confirmation hearing in January, he testified under oath he was not aware of any communication between those affiliated with the Trump campaign and the Russian Government. Sessions replied, “I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”
Sessions has been under fire since recent reports revealed he met with the Russian ambassador twice during the presidential campaign.
According to an NBC, Sessions said he didn’t remember much about the conversations, and didn’t remember talking about the campaign.
He did acknowledge that he should have mentioned the conversations during his confirmation hearing.
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