The American Civil Liberties union has filed an ethics complaint against Attorney Genera Jeff Session over his false statements under oath about contact with Russian officials, several news outlets reported.
According to BuzzFeed News, a lawyer with the ACLU filed the complaint with The Alabama State Bar asking the body to “determine whether Jeff Sessions violated the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct” in his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding his contact with Russian officials.
“Mr. Sessions made false statements during sworn testimony on January 10, 2017, and in a subsequent written response to questions on January 17, 2017,” the complaint alleges.
Christopher Anders, a lawyer with the ACLU in Washington, DC, filed the complaint, which asks the state’s bar to investigate whether Sessions engaged in professional misconduct in the answers he gave to the committee regarding his contact with Russian officials.
The complaint points to two of Sessions’ answers to the committee — the exchange he had with Sen. Al Franken about Russian communications during the campaign, and a written follow-up response to Sen. Patrick Leahy — as potentially violating the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct.
You can read the complaint here.