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Sessions recuses from any Russia probe

Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 01:46

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Justin Mitchell reports.

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Under a swirl of questions and escalating pressure .. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday removing himself from any probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections . SOT: "I have now decided recused myself from matters concerning the Trump campaign." The drama playing out after The Washington Post reported Sessions met twice with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak... most recently in September... when US intelligence says Russia was deep into a hacking campaign aimed at helping Trump win the election.. the report in sharp contrast to Sessions own words at his confirmation hearings in January Sessions SOT from testimony Thursday's recusal by Sessions coming in answer to lawmakers from within his own party.. . Sessions appearing after President Donald Trump… touring an aircraft carrier in Virginia - was forced to confirm his support for Sessions. After top Democrats called for his to resign.. UPSOUND: TRUMP AND REPORTER REPORTER: Mr. President, do you still have confidence in the Attorney General, sir? TRUMP: Total. The Trump administration hoping to avoid a debacle like the one that befell former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned under pressure soon after it was revealed he discussed Russia's sanctions with the Russian ambassador BEFORE Trump took over the White House and misled Vice President Mike Pence about it …

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Sessions recuses from any Russia probe

Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 01:46