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Dem senator: Sessions must resign over Comey firing

Dem senator: Sessions must resign over Comey firing
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Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees MORE (D-Ore.) on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE to resign over his recommendation that President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey.

"Sessions said he’d recuse himself from anything to do with Russia. It’s clear he did not. Calling for him to resign (again)," Wyden tweeted.

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Sessions in early March recused himself from any investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election after bipartisan pressure over his contacts with Moscow’s U.S. envoy during the campaign. 

Sessions denied he intentionally misled senators when he told them at his confirmation hearings that he did not communicate with Russian officials during the campaign. 

Wyden said at the time that recusal was not enough, advocating for a special investigator into Russia's election interference and Trump-Moscow links.

Trump on Tuesday fired Comey, citing letters by Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommending his firing and questioning his judgment.

House and Senate intelligence committees and the FBI are investigating Trump's links to Russia.