Despite White House support, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself yesterday from any probe that examines communications between Trump aides and Moscow during the president’s 2016 campaign.
The move came after revelations that Sessions twice spoke with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and didn't say so when pressed, under oath, by Congress. Though Sessions rejected any suggestion that he tried to mislead anyone, he did allow that he should have been more careful in his testimony. Now the question remains whether Democrats will prevail in getting a special prosecutor. Republicans are strongly resisting.
But if a special prosecutor joins the investigation, how much of this will be about fairness, not politics?
With files from the Associated Press
Jordan Fabian, White House Correspondent for The Hill; he tweets @JordanFabian
Mike Fuchs, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He served as deputy national security director for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
John Eastman, professor law and community service and director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence at Chapman University