House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) renewed her call on Friday for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsManchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' Ocasio-Cortez targets Manchin over Haaland confirmation MORE to step down from his role at the Justice Department amid reports that he may have held a third undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador.

"When you talk about all of these things, just remember there's something strange that isn't connecting," Pelosi said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"Now I can't ... confirm or deny the issue of the third meeting. But I did say on March 2 that he should resign," she continued. "Sessions should resign as attorney general."


Pelosi's comments followed former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, in which he said the FBI was confident that Sessions would recuse himself from the Justice Department's probe into Russian election meddling before he had done so.

"Our judgment, as I recall, was that he was very close and inevitably going to recuse himself for a variety of reasons," Comey told lawmakers. "We also were aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic."

Sessions faced intense scrutiny in February after it was revealed that he failed to disclose to the Senate during his confirmation hearings at least two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the presidential election while he was a surrogate for President Trump's campaign.

He recused himself from the Russia investigation soon after, though he argued that his meetings with Kislyak had nothing to do with the Trump campaign.

Reports surfaced Thursday evening that Comey had told congressional investigators in a closed session after the public hearing that Sessions may have met a third time with Kislyak last April.

The Justice Department has denied that the attorney general held another meeting with Kislyak in 2016.