Democratic Senators Have Asked the FBI 3 Times to Investigate Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.)  and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have made three separate requests to the FBI to have U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions investigated amid concerns that he perjured himself when questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

From my post on The Root:

CNN obtained copies of the letters Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent then-FBI Director James Comey on March 20 and April 28, and to acting FBI-Director Andrew McCabe on May 12 expressing concern that Sessions may have perjured himself during his testimony before the committee.

“We are concerned about Attorney General Sessions’ lack of candor to the committee and his failure thus far to accept responsibility for testimony that could be construed as perjury,” Franken and Leahy wrote to Comey in their first request.

A Senate source told CNN that the senators still have not received a response to their request.

Sessions was grilled by both Leahy and Franken during his confirmation hearings about his contacts with Russian officials about the 2016 presidential campaign, and at the time, Sessions claimed he had none, but a subsequent report from the Washington Post showed that to be false; Sessions met with Kislyak twice. Once the revelation was made, Sessions recused himself from oversight of the Russian probe.

Read “Report: 2 Democratic Senators Asked Comey to Investigate Jeff Sessions’ Meetings With Russian Ambassador”

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