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Growing pressure for AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe




Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire for not disclosing two private conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

Last night the Washington Post reported then-Senator Sessions had one-on-one conversations twice last year with Russia's ambassador to the US. The AG says the meetings related to his Senate position as a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, not Trump campaign matters. However, the second meeting, at Session's Senate office, was in September. That was in the midst of allegations about Trump campaign contacts with Russia. Sessions was a prominent surrogate and advisor for the Trump campaign.

Should Sessions have to recuse himself from Justice's investigation of the Trump campaign, or even resign from his post?

Guests:

Greg Myre, national security correspondent at National Public Radio

Mike Fuchs, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; he worked at the State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton

Bre Payton, reporter for The Federalist, a conservative online news magazine