McCarthy: I think it would be 'easier' if Sessions recused himself from Russia investigation

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday he thinks it would be "easier" if Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE recuses himself from any Russia investigation.

"I don't have all the information in front of me. I don't want to pre-judge, but I just think for any investigation going forward, you want to make sure everybody trusts the investigation," McCarthy said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"That there's no doubt within the investigation ... I think it would be easier from that standpoint, yes." 

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The comments come after a Washington Post report surfaced late Wednesday that said Sessions spoke twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States last year.

Sessions did not disclose contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during his confirmation hearings, testifying under oath that he "did not have communications with the Russians."

The report raises new questions about contact between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin.

Sessions endorsed President Trump early in his presidential bid, stumping and introducing him at campaign rallies, and officially joined the Trump campaign last February.