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Democrats: Did Jeff Sessions Commit Perjury?

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By    |   Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 12:35 PM

Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked former FBI Director James Comey and acting director Andrew McCabe to investigate whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury.

CNN reports that Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Al Franken, D-Minn., sent letters detailing their request on March 20, April 12, and May 12.

President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9.

"We are concerned about Attorney General Sessions' lack of candor to the committee and his failure thus far to accept responsibility for testimony that could be construed as perjury," Franken and Leahy wrote to Comey in the March letter, according to CNN.

Sessions played a role in Trump's presidential campaign and has recused himself from any Department of Justice investigations of Trump's alleged Russian ties. He did not disclose meetings he had with Russian officials during his conformation hearings, which he later said were part of his routine duties as a senator.

There are now questions whether Sessions met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak a third time before Trump took office, a meeting that was not previously reported.

Leahy and Franken called on Sessions to resign if he committed an act of perjury by purposely lying about any Russian contacts.

"If it is determined that the attorney general still has not been truthful with Congress and the American people about his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign, he needs to resign," the pair wrote in the March letter.

There are several ongoing investigations into whether the Trump campaign had improper ties to Russia, including a Department of Justice probe headed by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

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