President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, said during his confirmation hearings that he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the presidential campaign — but it was revealed Wednesday night he did, twice.

Now, members of Congress on both side of the aisle are calling for Sessions to either recuse himself from the federal investigation into Russian interference with the presidential election that may also look at communications Trump aides had with Russians.

Some are calling for him to resign. Here’s a list.


Sen. Al Franken, Democrat

Sen. Al Franken, Democrat

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“The American people deserve to know the truth about what happened between Russia and the Trump team, and I believe we need thorough and impartial investigations to get to the bottom of it,” Franken said in a statement. “It’s clearer than ever now that the attorney general cannot, in good faith, oversee an investigation at the Department of Justice and the FBI of the Trump-Russia connection, and he must recuse himself immediately.”

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