Attorney General, Jeff Sessions steps aside from Russian investigation

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Mar 03 2017 18:52

WASHINGTON — Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, facing shrivelling denunciation for failing to reveal meetings with Russia’s delegate to the United States during the former Alabama senator’s confirmation hearing, recused himself on Thursday from inspecting the ongoing FBI investigation into Russia’s intervention in last year’s election.

"I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States,'' Sessions said in a hastily called news conference at the Justice Department.

"It was the right and just thing to do,'' he said.

"Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional," Trump said. "This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win."