Warren goes on tweetstorm over Sessions testimony: ‘He should resign’
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHillicon Valley: GOP lawmakers offer election security measure | FTC Dem worries government is 'captured' by Big Tech | Lawmakers condemn Apple over Hong Kong censorship Sanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally On The Money: Supreme Court takes up challenge to CFPB | Warren's surge brings scrutiny to wealth tax | Senators eye curbs on Trump emergency powers MORE (D-Mass.) called on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' Trump's tirades, taunts and threats are damaging our democracy 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.