The Call – Jeff Sessions must resign for #Obstruction and a #SpecialProsecutor must be appointed
Urge members of Congress to demand Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign for violating his recusal pledge and aiding obstruction of justice in the firing of FBI Director Comey. Shortly after it came to light that Sessions lied about contacts with Russia during his confirmation, Sessions responded to calls for his resignation by recusing himself from any investigation related to the 2016 campaign or the investigation into Russia’s interference in our election.
Sessions violated his recusal as to both the Clinton and the Russia investigation by directly participating in the Comey firing. Before Trump admitted Comey’s firing was related to the Russia investigation, Sessions had Acting AG Rod Rosenstein write a critical review of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case to serve as a pretext for dismissing Comey. As Rachel Maddow reported last week, Sessions is likely also violating his recusal regarding investigations related to Paul Manafort, Trump’s second campaign manager, who has close ties to Russia. DOJ refuses to say whether Sessions is recused on the Manafort matter.
Sessions has resisted calls for a Special Prosecutor, even as Trump has compounded his initial obstruction of justice in firing Comey with a threatening tweet to Comey clearly meant to silence him.
Sessions behavior in lying at his confirmation hearing, violating his recusal in the Comey firing, violating his recusal regarding Manafort and aiding Trump’s obstruction of justice disqualify him from remaining as Attorney General. In order for Americans to have faith in the investigations and in the DOJ, Sessions must resign and the DOJ must appoint a #SpecialProsecutor.
Call your members of Congress and tell them to join the call for Attorney General Sessions to resign for violating his pledge to recuse himself from the decision to fire Comey and for DOJ to appoint a #Special Prosecutor.
Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I’m calling to let [Rep/Sen____] know that I believe Attorney General Sessions has violated his agreement to recusal agreement in the Russia matter and appears to be obstructing the investigation. I have no confidence he can honestly run the Justice Department. It’s very important to me that [Rep/Sen____] join the call for him to resign and demand that the DOJ appoint a Special Prosecutor.
Thanks. I greatly appreciate your time.
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