Wasserman Schultz Statement on Sessions

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Washington, DC, March 2, 2017 | comments
America's top law enforcement official can't perjure himself before the United States Senate and maintain the credibility and confidence that the chief law enforcement officer for the nation must have to hold that position. He must now resign.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement after reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings regarding meetings and conversations with a top Russian official:

“America’s top law enforcement official can’t perjure himself before the United States Senate and maintain the credibility and confidence that the chief law enforcement officer for the nation must have to hold that position. He must now resign. 

When then-Senator Jeff Sessions testified under oath that he did not have communications with the Russians during his confirmation hearing, he lied to Congress and breached the public trust. This obviously disqualifies Sessions from handling any investigation into the Trump Administration’s involvement with Russia. But more than his recusal, Sessions faces apparent perjury issues, which must be investigated and prosecuted.  

What’s especially unsettling is that Sessions involvement with Russian officials is part of a larger pattern of involvement between Moscow and Trump’s campaign and administration. Ultimately, we need an open, independent, bipartisan investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump administration and its attempt to influence our elections.”

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Contact David Damron: David.Damron@mail.house.gov or 202-906-0542

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