Perlmutter Calls for Special Prosecutor to Lead Investigation into Ties Between Russia and AG Sessions, President Trump and the Administration

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Washington, D.C.-, March 2, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued a statement following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled Congress regarding his communications with Russia:  

“I’m shocked to learn Attorney General Sessions did not disclose his communications with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. With AG Sessions now at the center of this investigation, it’s clear he cannot be trusted to conduct a full and fair investigation into the ties between Trump officials and Russia. Furthermore, as a lawyer and a member of the Bar Association, AG Sessions has an obligation to avoid any appearance of impropriety and this standard appears to have been breached. A special prosecutor needs to be appointed immediately in order to lead a neutral investigation and get to the bottom of this.

“This certainly leads us to wonder what the President, the Attorney General and the Administration are hiding. Congressional Republicans have continued to obstruct the process to investigate ties between Russia and President Trump and his officials.

“The American people deserve nothing less than an independent, thorough investigation because we cannot allow a foreign nation to have undue influence over our democracy.”

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