Eleven Democrats are looking to put Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the hot seat, asking the Justice Department to investigate if he violated his pledge to recuse himself from any investigations connected to the 2016 election when he took part in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
The eleven Senators sent out a letter that urged the department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, to determine whether Sessions violated his recusal and the rules that govern it.
They also asked Horowitz to release a timeline of Sessions’ involvement in Comey’s dismissal and an assessment of whether that involvement compromised the ongoing FBI investigations overseen by Comey.
New: Democratic Senators incl. Heinrich and Warren are calling for an investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions pic.twitter.com/O2KUed0E6P
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 17, 2017
A letter sent out last week by to senior House Democrats to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stated that if Sessions broke his pledge he should be punished and removed from office.