On Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department revealed that then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russian officials on behalf of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign.
Sessions close ties to Russia raise huge concerns. As attorney general, Sessions oversees the Justice Department and the FBI, which have been leading investigations into Russian meddling and any links to Trump’s associates.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is now calling for Sessions to resign.
In a statement, Sanders says the country needs “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.”
“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.”