Warren goes on tweetstorm over Sessions testimony: ‘He should resign’
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Finance: Lawmakers grill Equifax chief over hack | Wells Fargo CEO defends bank's progress | Trump jokes Puerto Rico threw budget 'out of whack' | Mortgage tax fight tests industry clout Michelle Obama is exactly who the Democrats need to win big in 2020 Wells Fargo chief defends bank's progress in tense Senate hearing MORE (D-Mass.) called on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsIntel leaders: Collusion still open part of investigation Republicans jockey for position on immigration Biden to Alabama: No more extremist senators MORE to resign on Tuesday, accusing him of violating the terms of his recusal from the federal probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"AG Sessions was forced to recuse himself from the Russia investigation after he lied to Congress about multiple meetings with the Russians," Warren wrote on Twitter.

"But even after recusing himself, Sessions recommended that the President fire FBI Director [James] Comey — who was leading the Russia investigation," she continued in a series of tweets.

 

Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, where he faced intense questioning, primarily from Democrats, over his role in former FBI Director James Comey's firing last month and his past contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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The attorney general came under intense scrutiny in February amid revelations that the former Trump campaign surrogate had met twice with Kislyak during Trump's campaign and failed to disclose the meetings to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing in January.

As a result, Sessions recused himself from matters regarding the law enforcement probe into Russian election meddling and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

But Sessions was among the officials whose recommendation Trump cited as justification for firing Comey last month, a move that prompted lawmakers to question whether the attorney general had stepped beyond the parameters of his recusal. 

In his hearing on Tuesday, Sessions denied having violated the recusal but repeatedly declined to answer questions about his conversations with Trump, particularly regarding Comey's handling of the Russia investigation.