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Reps. Meadows and Jordan: Time to Replace Jeff Sessions

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By    |   Thursday, 04 January 2018 12:01 PM

Key conservative Republican Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio said Attorney General Jeff Sessions must go if he can't immediately stop leaks inside the Justice Department.

They made their comments in a column for the Washington Examiner.

Referring to House and Senate investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, the congressmen wrote: "Even with the complete dearth of evidence congressional hearings have produced, the narrative machine continues to mobilize.

"Last week, The New York Times published an article using four current and former anonymous intelligence officials to suggest that George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign volunteer, was a 'driving factor' who triggered the FBI's spying on the Trump campaign.

"These anonymous sources claim that Papadopoulos, during a night of drinking at a bar in Europe, tipped off Australian diplomats about Russian collusion efforts, which ultimately led to the FBI opening an investigation."

The two lawmakers, both members of the House Freedom Caucus, said it was odd that the FBI has not provided answers to "the critical questions that Congress has repeatedly asked" and instead leaked a "far-fetched and ill-supported story to The New York Times."

And the two noted there is an "alarming number of FBI agents and DOJ officials sharing information with reporters." They said that doing so is in clear violation of "investigative standards."

"How many FBI agents and DOJ officials have illegally discussed aspects of an ongoing investigation with reporters?" they asked. "When will it stop?"

The two said it is time for Sessions to bring "all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations.

"If Sessions can't address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general?

"Sadly, it seems the answer is now."

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Key conservative Republican Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio said Attorney General Jeff Sessions must go if he can't immediately stop leaks inside the Justice Department.
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