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 WydenMobile providers at center of privacy storm Hillicon Valley: House chair seeks emergency briefing on wireless industry's data sharing | AG nominee to recuse himself from AT&T-Time Warner merger | Dem questions Treasury, IRS on shutdown cyber risks On The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown MORE (D-Ore.) on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony AG pick Barr emphasizes independence from Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump AG pick signals new scrutiny on tech giants | Wireless providers in new privacy storm | SEC brings charges in agency hack | Facebook to invest 0M in local news 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.