Congressmember Blumenauer: Sessions “Unfit” to Serve as AG, “Must Go”

Following yesterday’s revelation that Sessions lied during his confirmation hearing, Congressmember Earl Blumenauer has called for his immediate removal from office.

Congressmember Earl Blumenauer.

“The news that Jeff Sessions lied under oath about contacts with Russian officials during the campaign only further confirms what we already knew — he is unfit to serve as Attorney General”, said Blumenauer, who is a staunch supporter of legalizing marijuana, something Sessions strongly opposes. “He should resign his position, and if he doesn’t resign, he should be fired.”

Blumenauer continues; “He’s said it himself, those who commit perjury should be removed. We now have strong evidence that Sessions presented a knowing and deliberate falsehood under oath during his confirmation hearings when he denied contact with the Russian Ambassador during the Trump campaign.”

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AG Jeff Sessions Met with Russian Ambassador Twice in 2016, Something He Lied About

In a bombshell piece The Washington Post has reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions twice met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. last year, something he lied about during his confirmation hearing.

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According to the Post, Sessions had a private phone conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in Session’s office. The call was made “at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.”

At the time of the conversation Sessions was not only a senior member of the Armed Services Committee; he was one of then-candidate Trump’s top foreign policy advisers.

During Session’s confirmation hearing in the Judiciary Committee on January 10th, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked him what actions he would take if he was presented evidence that someone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.

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