Warren goes on tweetstorm over Sessions testimony: ‘He should resign’
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Dem voters split on importance of women atop the ticket in 2020 Elizabeth Warren heading to Puerto Rico next week MORE (D-Mass.) called on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' Acting AG Whitaker's wife defends him in lengthy email to journalist Watchdog: Thousands more migrant children separated from parents than previously known 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.