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Senate Democratic leader says Attorney General Sessions should resign
March 2, 2017 / 3:46 PM / 9 months ago

Senate Democratic leader says Attorney General Sessions should resign

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.

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. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

“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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