Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Probe

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is recusing himself from investigations into Russian interference in American politics and contacts with associates of President Donald Trump, after the DOJ acknowledged he had contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 campaign.

“I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign,” he said at a press conference. Sessions had come under mounting bipartisan pressure to recuse himself after it was revealed late Wednesday that he spoke twice with the Russian envoy last year and failed to tell senators during his confirmation hearing.

In the conference, Sessions said that he was already considering recusal and had an initial meeting with staff on Monday and a follow-up planned for today before the reports hit last night.

On the question of what was discussed in his September 8 meeting with the Russian ambassador, Sessions responded that "I don't remember a lot of it. We talked a little bit about terrorism, as I recall, and the subject of the Ukraine came up." He said the conversation got "testy."

He added that "most of these ambassadors are gossipy...but I don't recall any type of political campaign discussions."

Sessions' decision comes after key Republicans, including House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and former Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) as well as three GOP senators, called on Sessions to step aside. 

Trump earlier Thursday expressed “total” confidence in Sessions, dismissing calls for him to recuse himself.

The move comes after the Justice Department confirmed Wednesday that Sessions spoke twice last year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while serving as a prominent supporter and adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. Sessions testified during his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 10 that “I did not have communications with the Russians.”

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With less than an hour lead time, moments ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would hold an impromptu press conference at 4pm, his first as the nation's top law enforcement official, although it may also be his last: some have already speculated there is an outside chance Sessions may announce his resignation, which would be second prominent departure in the Trump administration. Alternatively, Sessions may simply declare that the media scandal has been largely overblown, as he did first thing this morning, and move on.

It is unclear if news of the Sessions presser is what unleashed a late day selling program in the S&P which has taken the market to its intraday lows.

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Pinto Currency's picture

Resign - for what?
Meeting with 25 ambassadors including Russians?

NugginFuts's picture

For not being chosen by Hillary.

Pinto Currency's picture

Arrest the pedos in Congress. Get on with it, or they will pick the administration apart.

Hungman's picture

It would be great if he made an announcement about Obama's slush fund. Let the warrants be swift and the ropes be strong. 

HopefulCynical's picture

Not only is he not resigning, they're bringing Flynn back.

EABOD, leftists.

Pinto Currency's picture

Schumer and Pelosi's husband allegedly involved in the DC pedo / child trafficking ring.

Sessions is the point man on the coming arrests.

Schumer and Pedosi both show they're desperate. Dems and GOP involved.

kliguy38's picture

if that puzzy can't bring down the pedos then what good is he?   He needs to resign after his bullshit mary jane threats

kliguy38's picture

if trump brings in Judge Napolitano then heads will spin

BaBaBouy's picture

Announcing 10 Round Fight between him and Pillowsi ~ ~ ~

froze25's picture

He resigns because of ths BS I will be pretty pissed.
It would be good to see Sessions hold Obama to account for going behind Congresses back and using FannyMea and FreddiMac money to keep Obama Care a float. It would be even better if the RINO's did their job and held him to account but I won't hold my breath for that.

Awesome, no resignation!!!!!! Yeah baby. F'em all!!!!!! MAGA

JimT's picture

If he's not going to investigate campaigns -- (like Hillary's for one) -- Then he might as well resign. -- He's been conveniently neutered.

froze25's picture

Do you believe that he is the only one that can prosecute Hillary? One of his staff can do that. You he has not been neutered. The fact that the Dems are gunning for him so hard shows they are in total fear! They and their Pedo buddies including the RINOs are scared, and that is good.

Now that is over lets see how the spin doctors twist this one into a negative.

DollarMenu's picture

Well if that is true, let's get the "staff" off their asses and let's see some indictments.

Enough with all the excuses.

gonetogalt's picture

Session's #2 & #3 are waiting confirmation...it's all stratigic timing. The Luciferians are scrimmaging...picking off as many targets of opportunity as possible while keeping a steady pressure on the center. They will not give up control easily. When do the III% factor in?

Watching the CIA cuck Blitzer a few minutes ago for spin and background before firing up ZH, I wondered how many of these cucks actually show up in the same building at the same time? Where is this this CNN location? Could 1000 III%ers take the building from the ground floor up, kill, torture, interrogate on camera? How about 2000 III%ers?

I'd show up dragging an old SKS, a couple hunderd rounds and my ox bottle...

Count Ayjin de le Verage's picture

 

Trump is nailing CNN.

 

The good news is you won't need to show up: President Magical Golden Unicorn Trump (TM) is single-handedly disassembling the coIntelPro NWO Network, literally.  Everytime Acosta asks if President Trump will take a question from CNN is one more nail in their coffin.

 

 

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turnball the banker (not verified) froze25 Mar 2, 2017 5:45 PM

These braindead fucks will still be dreaming when they are in fema camps hey babalooey

sushi's picture

Is there any date for the investigation of Chinese government involvement in promoting the election of Bill Clinton? 

This is the same Chinese government that somehow gained access to key warfighting technologies during the Clintion administration.

Are these issues also being addressed by this same investigatory body? Inquiring minds want to know.

 

 

 

 

laser's picture

Appoint an independant counsel to investigate the HRC campaign.

JimT's picture

OK -- but I'll believe it when I see it. --

nmewn's picture

What everyone needs to understand is the left (& the dimz in particular) have no sense of ethics or morals and we're going to have to fight them under those terms.

Elena Kagan did not recuse herself from upholding ObamaCare after being Obama's Solicitor General and in that capacity, assigned deputies in that administration to defend it BEFORE ruling on it...from the bench as a "justice"...anymore than Low-Renta Lynch recused herself for meeting with the husband of a woman under federal criminal investigation.

When ethics & rules only apply to one side you're going to lose every time.

Wake-The-Fuck-Up!!!

JRobby's picture

Who was the whale that asked the first question?

She looks like she has been at the buffet for 8 years.

froze25's picture

Was it a good question?

JRobby's picture

They got the Soros Squad mobilized pretty fast!

What a pathetic, unhealthy looking group of zero prospects.

Ramed down a couple of buckets of chicken before you hit the protest trail???

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turnball the banker (not verified) JRobby Mar 2, 2017 5:47 PM

Washed down by some watermelon the sick fucks

Consuelo's picture

 

 

I was thinking about that just the other day.    Would that be great, or what...?

synergize's picture

Looks like Putin won again.  It seems he has convinced a good majority of Americans to vote for his puppet - sorry folks you've been duped by an America First lie 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

THE MSM ... What can one say?

The QUESTIONS these people ask are utterly rediculous and malicious in intent!!

It really is time to LOWER THE BOOM on MSM.

NidStyles's picture

So the left is going to waste all of it's political capital on little shit like this, that is hillarious.

Son of Loki's picture

Every singole MSM question is vicious and vile imo. They never, in 8 years of Obama's blood thirsty mass slaughters aske dhim one tough question.

It's pretty disgusting.

While Trump and his team are working hard to create jobs and reapir the damage Obama and his communists did to American middle class, these subversives cooperate to tear America down.

Trump needs to continue his rallys so his message keeps getting out there. Some Republcians are helping him like Cruz who gave a great interview about Sessions to the trolls at msnbc who constantly nagged him with stupid questions.

Gp Trump!

Keep Wing for Americans against The Vile Establishment and the Fake News CNN!!

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vato poco's picture

real quick

a) yo, Sessions, DO NOT give those assholes an apology or ANYthing that could be plausibly construed as one. leftwing scum have shown us time & agian that an apology from anyone who's not one of them will be spun as a confession. then they just ramp up their noise, until they beat you and/or you quit. fuck those clowns. no apology! don't back down one single fuckin INCH!! it's clear they're panicked about something *coughPizzagatecough*, so ignore them, no apologies, do your job and make their nightmares come true.

b) "he needs to resign" because he hasn't brought down the (almost certainly) decades-old pedo ring that really runs washington? after 3 whole WEEKS?!? are you fucking kidding me? how old are you, like 12?

c) MPAI 

d) #Pizzagate

CheapBastard's picture

He must be issuing the indictments and the Dems got wind of it that's why they are screaming in desperation and panic trying to discredit him. he will shrug the fake news off and handcuff Hillary, Podesta and Huma, hopefully.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

lol I doubt that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

froze25's picture

Could that be what his announcement is?

eatthebanksters's picture

Sessions has shown to have character that was missing from both Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. As you recall, Holder would not recuse himself from the Fast and Furious investigation and Loretta Lynch would not recuse herself from the Clinton email investigation after secretly meeting with Bill Cinton in his jet.

Vageling's picture

That's some serious wishful thinking. 

RedDwarf's picture

"Not only is he not resigning, they're bringing Flynn back."

Citation please.  I can't find anything on this.

Rancho Texican's picture

Hope he announces a full criminal investigation into Obama, Hillary, and every pedo in Washington.

johngaltfla's picture

If Sessions is forced to resign, the markets will crash. Watch and see.

SgtShaftoe's picture

The Trump admin needs to understand that the deep state will not let them be free for long if they do what deep state tells them to do (resign). We are in end-game and the deep state will be liquidating anyone who is a liability very soon probably.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

DEMOCRATS and the ESTABLISHMENT ... What can one say?

I will be really saddened if AG Sessions resigns

And yes ... this may indeed topple the markets. Black Swan Event will occur if the DEMOCRATS keep attacking TRUMP's TEAM because the only thing keeping the markets up is HOPE!!!

May GOD have mercy on America ... PELOSI and SCHUMMER are going to need more body guards!

NumberNone's picture

Unfortunately the fuss the Dems are making over the Russians really should be concerning.  They are stupid but they know blood in the water.  

It sure feels like someone in the intelligence community has shared something with Obama & Dems that for whatever reason they just can't do a grand reveal on.  Maybe the source is somebody close to Putin...maybe it would reveal the level of electronic monitoring they have access to.  Remember the stink about AT&T literally handing NSA access to all phone conversations?

Pelosi and Schumer are smirking assholes that are actling like they have a poker hole card they are just itching to play.  

 

 

benb's picture

"Arrest the pedos in Congress. Get on with it, or they will pick the administration apart."

I'm starting to lose patience. The Soros cunts are playing 'The cat chasing the flashlight beam' with this administration through the fake media and congress traitors. Arrest Anthony Weiner today and then start squeezing up the line. The Pedos are ready to go. Pick up Soros and some others every few days. What about the 600 mil the CIA is funneling to Bezos for the Shit-Sheet known as the Washington Post. There is a smorgasborg of crime going on in real time and Sessions better act or he is going to start looking like an asshat.

Son of Patton's picture

Hopefully he will use the time to plan the mass arrests of the Clintons, Obola, VJ, Holder, Cummins, Pelosi, Schumer, and most of the congressional Dems caucus. MAGA in one night of long knives

Insurrector's picture

For lying under oath to Congress. Something a real Attorney General would understand is stupid and not befitting the office.

You Trumplings are blinded by your fanatical worship of Cheeto Jesus.  You shovel in his alternative facts and churlish insults and add your own bile before barfing it back out.

jmack's picture

Not much of a Trump supporter, but your outrage seems selective....  http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/eric-holder-repeatedly-lied...

 

 

      And of course, i am sure you were outraged with Lynch's collusion with Bill on the tarmac...while lying about the contents of the meeting.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

lol. Sounds like we need to call you a waaaambulance!