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"Lookups of 'recuse' are up 45,000%": Merriam-Webster on its official Twitter account

Last Updated: Mar 03 2017 13:48

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election.

On Thursday, according to the dictionary, searches for the word "recuse" were up 45,000%, as word spreads that Attorney General, Jeff Sessions met with the Russian ambassador to the United States twice last year.

"Perjury" means "the act or crime of knowingly making a false statement (as about a material matter) while under oath or bound by an affirmation or other officially prescribed declaration that what one says, writes, or claims, is true."