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>> For the good of the country, Attorney General Sessions should resign.>> Democrats on Thursday calling for the resignation of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after the Washington Post reported that during the 2016 election, the then senator met with Russia's ambassador to the United States two times. Encounters he did not disclose when questioned about possible contact between president Trump's campaign in the Kremlin during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general in January.
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>> The fact that the attorney general, the top cop in our country, lied under oath to the American people, is grounds for him to resign.>> Even congressional Republicans calling for him to recuse himself from investigations into Russian interference in the election.>> Because of how he answered the question in his testimony.
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>> The Post reports that one of the meetings took place in September, in the senator's office, at the height of what US intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to disrupt the American presidential election. Trump fired his first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, last month after he discussed US sanctions on Russia before the new administration was sworn in and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.
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As Attorney General Sessions oversees the Justice Department including the FBI which has been leading the investigations in the Russian meddling. His spokeswoman posting a statement on Twitter, saying the allegations were false, and that Sessions had never discussed campaign details with Russian officials. The Russian embassy to the US on Thursday, shrugging off the report, saying it was in regular contact with quote, US partners.
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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee now saying that the minority and majority on the panel have reached a written agreement to investigate the allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.