Democrats demand resignation of Trump’s Attorney General for lying under oath

Reports surfaced that US President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice with the Russian Ambassador but the Democrats are claiming that he lied under oath when he was asked about this in the US Congress. They are calling for his resignation.
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Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice secretly with the Russian Ambassador during the US presidential elections, the Washington Post reported. According to the report, the meeting was done when Sessions was still a senator but it created an uproar in the US Congress. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for his resignation, claiming that he lied under oath. 

At the same time, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US has opened an investigation into the illicit ties between Russian officials and Sessions but Sessions did not know that his actions were being reviewed during the campaign. Sessions responded: “I never met with any Russian official to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”

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The issue of his secret meetings was first raised at the Attorney General’s confirmation hearings in the US Senate. Sessions was asked about the allegations that someone from Trump’s camp was connected with the Russian government. He responded that he did not have any connections with Russia.

A senior level White House official responded to the accusations: “This is the latest attack against the Trump administration by partisan Democrats. Sessions met with the ambassador in an official capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is entirely consistent with his testimony.” He added that he is not surprised that the Democrats are pushing this issue now.



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