Sessions steps back. But don’t worry, it won’t satisfy Democrats, who will be calling for his head.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised Thursday he would recuse himself from any investigation relating to President Trump’s campaign, including the probe into Russia’s alleged influence into the U.S. election, the Washington Examiner reported.
“I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States,” Sessions said in a statement just before he delivered a statement at the Justice Department.
Sessions’ press conference comes 24 hours after it was revealed he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year when he was advising the Trump campaign. Democrats noted that Sessions told the Senate in January that he had never met with any Russian officials.