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 WydenTreasury releases proposed rules on major part of Trump tax law Rubio slams Google over plans to unveil censored Chinese search engine Hillicon Valley: GOP leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on bias claims | Sinclair beefs up lobbying during merger fight | Facebook users experience brief outage | South Korea eyes new taxes on tech MORE (D-Ore.) on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouston restaurant shuts down social media after Sessions photo backlash ACLU’s lawsuit may force Trump to stop granting asylum applications US judge rejects Russian company’s bid to dismiss Mueller charges 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.