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ACLU Files Ethics Complaint Against Jeff Sessions Over Russia Testimony

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By    |   Friday, 10 Mar 2017 08:32 AM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made false statements in his testimony to the Senate during his confirmation hearings, according to a filing Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.

"Mr. Sessions made false statements during sworn testimony on Jan. 10, 2017, and in a subsequent written response to questions on Jan. 17, 2017," the complaint read, according to the ACLU. 

"Jeff Sessions told a falsehood to the Senate, and did nothing to correct his statement until he was exposed by the press more than a month later," Christopher Anders, ACLU legislative office deputy director, said in a statement about the filing.

In his confirmation hearings before the Senate, Sessions did not disclose contacts he had with Sergey Kislak, Russian ambassador to the U.S, and told U.S. Sen. Al Franken that he "did not have communications with the Russians."

"No attorney, whether just starting out as a new lawyer or serving as the country's top law enforcement officer, should lie under oath. The Alabama bar must investigate this wrong fully and fairly," the complaint read.

"I urge the Alabama Bar to investigate this complaint and the statements made by Mr. Sessions to determine whether he violated the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct," the complaint, written by Anders said.

The ACLU quoted the Alabama Bar's rules on the issue in a Thursday tweet:

Sessions recused himself from being involved in any investigations into Russian meddling into the 2016 U.S. elections, but added that his recusal was not an admission of guilt on his part.

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