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DeLauro Calls on Attorney General Sessions to Resign

March 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (March 2, 2017) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign following news that he lied under oath regarding his contact with the Russian government during the 2016 Election.

“Attorney General Sessions must resign. As more revelations regarding the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russians continue to come to light, the President and his Administration have a responsibility to call for a special investigation and give the American people the full story. Attorney General Sessions has shown that he is both not impartial on the matter and that he is willing to lie under oath in order to cover up his actions. Recusing himself from the investigation into Russia’s meddling in our election is not enough, and he must step down immediately.

“The American people deserve to know the truth regarding President Trump’s ties to the Russians and an impartial investigation is necessary. The investigation into Russia’s intervention in our election cannot be run by the Trump Administration or Congress, and we must have an independent commission to fully investigate the matter. President Trump will lose the faith of the American people if he continues to allow these allegations to go unaddressed and I urge him to restore trust in the Office of the President and our government by welcoming this investigation.”