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Rep. Mo Brooks: 'Reasonable and Proper' for Sessions to Recuse Himself

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By    |   Friday, 03 Mar 2017 03:50 PM

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all investigations involving links between the Trump administration and Russian operatives, Rep. Mo Brooks, a member of Armed Service & Foreign Affairs Committees, tells Newsmax TV.

"I have been a prosecutor, an assistant district attorney in Tuscaloosa County and the district attorney of Madison County and there are numerous instances in which there is an appearance or an actual conflict of interest," Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said Friday to Steve Malzberg on "America Talks Live."

"In this case, I believe there was an appearance of a conflict of interest, Jeff Sessions having worked in the Trump campaign."

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And, of course, if the Trump campaign is going to be investigated for any alleged wrong doing, it's only reasonable and proper for Jeff Sessions to do what he did and that's recuse himself from supervising that investigation … In the prosecutorial world, this is quite a common occurrence."

On Thursday, Sessions said he would stay out of any investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The recusal came after The Washington Post revealed Sessions had failed to disclose he had met with Russia's ambassador twice last year.

"People have varying interests. Sometimes they're financial, sometimes they're social," Brooks told Malzberg.

"But any time that those interests conflict with the appearance of impropriety, then your duty as a prosecutor, as an attorney general is to recuse yourself in order to help ensure that the appearance of propriety and the actual existence of propriety is there."

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