Schumer: Sessions 'seems to be violating' recusal on Russia probe

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer'Right to try' is a win for patient rights and President Trump Overnight Finance: White House planning new tax cut proposal this summer | Schumer wants Congress to block reported ZTE deal | Tech scrambles to comply with new data rules OPEC and Russia may raise oil output under pressure from Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday raised questions about whether Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsKamala Harris: Trump should send officials to testify on immigration policy separating migrant families Trump blames Democrats for separating migrant families at the border Dem lawmaker to Melania: Your husband separating immigrant children from their parents is not a 'Be Best' policy  MORE violated his recusal promise.

During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Schumer said he thinks Sessions should be investigated.

"He didn't tell the truth about meeting with the Russians, so he recused himself," Schumer said. "Now he seems to be violating that recusal, that would seem on its face to be part of this."


Schumer said he asked the inspector general to look into "any interference to thwart the investigation" regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election as well as whether Sessions "should have participated in the firing of Comey."

Schumer said he called for Sessions to step down when he "didn't tell the truth about the Russians."

"Because it's the highest law enforcement officer in the land," he said. He doubled down on the request Sunday.

"The actions of the last week make all the more reason that he should not be attorney general," he said.