Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated Thursday that he would recuse himself from any investigation into Russia’s ties to President Trump when “appropriate,” the Washington Examiner reported.
When asked by NBC News outside his home about the matter, Sessions said he never talked about campaign matters with the Russians.
“I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign. And those remarks are unbelievable to me and are false,” he said.
Meantime, there are growing calls among Republicans for Sessions to recuse himself from any potential Russia investigation. Sen. Rob Portman joined Sen. Lindsey Graham in calling for a recusal, but Sen. Ted Cruz defended Sessions, calling his failure too disclose his contact with the Russian ambassador a “nothing burger.”