News | David Cay Johnston: As Jeff Sessions Scandal Brews, We Need a Public Probe of Trump’s Ties

News | David Cay Johnston: As Jeff Sessions Scandal Brews, We Need a Public Probe of Trump’s Ties
News | David Cay Johnston: As Jeff Sessions Scandal Brews, We Need a Public Probe of Trump’s Ties
News | David Cay Johnston: As Jeff Sessions Scandal Brews, We Need a Public Probe of Trump’s Ties
– The Trump administration is facing a new scandal as the Justice Department has acknowledged Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. This contradicts sworn testimony Sessions gave to Congress. During his confirmation hearing in January, then-Senator Sessions was asked by Minnesota Senator Al Franken whether he knew of contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russia’s government. Sessions replied, “I did not have communications with the Russians.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday accused Sessions of “apparent perjury” and said in a statement, “Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country and must resign.” Earlier today, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz called on Sessions to recuse himself from a Justice Department probe into alleged ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia’s government. We speak to David Cay Johnston, the author of “The Making of Donald Trump.”

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