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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Calls on Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after a Washington Post report exposed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied about his interactions with Russian officials under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing:

“The unanswered questions surrounding Russian involvement in our electoral system has left many Americans concerned and seeking answers. During his confirmation hearing to become Attorney General of the United States, and while under oath, Senator Sessions said he had not been in communication with Russian officials throughout the presidential campaign. Today’s report that he lied under oath about meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice last year and is the only known lawmaker on the Senate Armed Services Committee to take meetings with the Russian ambassador during this timeframe is cause for Attorney General Sessions to immediately resign.

“The American people deserve to know the full extent to which the Trump campaign and its surrogates colluded with the Russians to interfere in our democratic process. There should be a bipartisan effort to make absolutely certain that no laws have been broken and that both the letter and spirit of the Constitution has been upheld. America’s top cop must be honest and above reproach, and Attorney General Sessions’ actions have shown he can be neither.”