Donald Trump’s ties to Russia have been in question since the DNC was hacked during the 2016 presidential election. As we await for answers from our Intelligence department Sen. Bernie Sanders(I-Vt.) is getting to work.
Sanders has called on Jeff Sessions to immediately resign so that the American people can find out what Trump knew about his campaign’s contacts with Russia.
The Vermont Senator said in a statement:
“Millions of Americans are deeply concerned about the possibility that the Trump administration colluded with President Putin and the Russian authoritarian government to win the presidential election. It is deeply disturbing that then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, under oath at a Senate confirmation hearing, falsely denied having met with the Russian ambassador.
“We need a Justice Department that will give us the facts about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and their ties to the Trump campaign, not one led by someone who deliberately misled Congress about his own communications with the Russian government. We also must find out what President Trump knew about meetings involving his campaign and the Russians.
“Attorney General Sessions should resign and a special prosecutor should be appointed to give the American people credible answers about Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election.”
As some Republicans are egging Sessions to recuse himself Sanders has other thoughts. As he stated, the bigger question is what did Trump know and when did he know it?
Did Trump know that Russia was going to hack the DNC? Did he know that they would do it to benefit him?
These questions call for an investigation and Democrats have demanded just that. In a letter sent to FBI Director James Comey and Channing D. Phillips, the U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., Democrats are asking for an investigation on Sessions.
“Efforts by Attorney General Sessions to assert that his testimony was not false or even misleading because he met with the Russian Ambassador in his capacity as a Senator, rather than a campaign representative, appear to be disingenuous at best as the questions put to him did not in any way ask if the meeting was campaign related,” the letter stated.