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Senate Democratic leader says Attorney General Sessions should resign
March 2, 2017 / 3:46 PM / 6 months ago

Senate Democratic leader says Attorney General Sessions should resign

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak at the National Press Club ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC, U.S. February 27, 2017.Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had misled Congress over his contacts with a Russian official before the U.S. presidential election and for the good of the country should resign.

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions had weeks to correct the record that he made before the Judiciary Committee but he let the record stand," Schumer told a news conference.

"Because the Department of Justice should be above reproach, for the good of the country Attorney General Sessions should resign," he said.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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