Two Top Conservative Lawmakers Say Jeff Sessions Needs to Go

WILLIAM STEAKIN | JAN 4, 2018 | 12:24 PM

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Washington, January 4, 2018 | Ben Williamson (2022256401) | comments
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WILLIAM STEAKIN | JAN 4, 2018 | 12:24 PM

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Citing the U.S. Department of Justice's treatment of the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign ties to Russian, two Freedom Caucus leaders are calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down.

In an op-ed published in the Washington Examiner, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) argued that the “manufactured hysteria” surrounding the Russia probe, which Sessions recused himself from, is thanks to an “alarming number of FBI agents and DOJ officials sharing information with reporters."

According to the two lawmakers, these leaks have distracted from “substantial accomplishments of President Trump’s administration — some that qualify as historic.”

Meadows and Jordan argued that “in spite of the constant headlines, rampant speculation, and overshadowing of accomplishments, a simple truth remains: There is no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.”

They also questioned why former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos was not interviewed by the FBI until January of 2017, after a New York Times report revealed Papadopoulos was reportedly aware of Russian intelligence on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Meadows and Jordan concluded: “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.”

Sessions's time at the DOJ has been rather contentions — from publicly battling attacks from the president, to reportedly offering his resignation early in 2017, the former Alabama senator has remained in the headlines since taking office.

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