Washington, DC — California’s recently elected U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris, is calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he failed to disclose that he had two conversations with a Russian Ambassador last year.
Harris argues that Sessions misled the US Senate during his confirmation hearing when he was questioned about the issue of communications with Russian officials.
Harris says, “Attorney General Sessions deceived Congress and the American people, irreparably damaging his integrity, and is therefore ineligible to serve as the top law enforcement official of our country. He must resign immediately. In sworn testimony, Sessions said he had not communicated with Russian officials at a time when Russia was actively interfering with our election and he was serving as an official advisor to the Trump campaign. It is now clear that was a lie.”
The conversations are under increased scrutiny as Sessions could lead the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election.
A spokesperson for Attorney General Sessions has countered that the meetings were done in his capacity as a member of the Armed Services Committee, and not as a member of the Trump campaign.