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Trump-Gate: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to 2016 presidential campaign - "as he failed to disclose that he met with a Russian envoy "

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will recuse himself from any investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign, which would include any Russian interference in the electoral process.

Speaking at a hastily-called press conference at the Justice Department, Sessions said he had met with department ethics officials soon after being sworn in last month to evaluate the rules and cases in which he might have a conflict.

“They said that since I had involvement with the campaign, I should not be involved in any campaign investigation,” Sessions said. He added that he concurred with their assessment, and would thus recuse himself from any existing or future investigation involving Trump’s campaign.

The announcement comes a day after The Washington Post revealed that Sessions twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and did not disclose that fact to Congress during his confirmation hearing.

At that hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign, and said, “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”

Sessions defended his comment on meetings with Russian officials to Franken as “honest and correct as I understood it at the time,” though he also said he would “write the Judiciary Committee soon — today or tomorrow — to explain this testimony for the record.” His explanation, he said, was that he was “taken aback” by Franken’s question — which referenced a breaking news story about contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians. 

Note EU-Digest: "Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive".

And now of course the obvious question, who approved  Attorney General Jeff Sessions contacts with the Russians? . 

Are all roads now leading to the White House and  could this become Trump-Gate ? 

Read more: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to 2016 presidential campaign - The Washington Post as reported by Karoun Demirjian, Ed O'Keefe, Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky

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