Schumer: Sessions 'seems to be violating' recusal on Russia probe

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPricing methane and carbon emissions will help US meet the climate moment Democratic senator: Methane fee could be 'in jeopardy' Manchin jokes on party affiliation: 'I don't know where in the hell I belong' MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday raised questions about whether Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE violated his recusal promise.

During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Schumer said he thinks Sessions should be investigated.

"He didn't tell the truth about meeting with the Russians, so he recused himself," Schumer said. "Now he seems to be violating that recusal, that would seem on its face to be part of this."

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Schumer said he asked the inspector general to look into "any interference to thwart the investigation" regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election as well as whether Sessions "should have participated in the firing of Comey."

Schumer said he called for Sessions to step down when he "didn't tell the truth about the Russians."

"Because it's the highest law enforcement officer in the land," he said. He doubled down on the request Sunday.

"The actions of the last week make all the more reason that he should not be attorney general," he said.