House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has had it with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his secret Russian meetings. On Friday, she once again called for him to resign from his role at the Department of Justice.
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Pelosi made it clear where she stood on the matter:
When you talk about all of these things, just remember there’s something strange that isn’t connecting,” Pelosi said.
“Now I can’t … confirm or deny the issue of the third meeting. But I did say on March 2 that he should resign,” she continued. “Sessions should resign as attorney general.”
Pelosi’s demand that Sessions step down comes just one day after fired FBI Director James Comey revealed that there may have been a third meeting between the attorney general and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Comey explained that this is why he was confident that Sessions would ultimately have to recuse himself from the Russian investigation.
Our judgment, as I recall, was that he was very close and inevitably going to recuse himself for a variety of reasons,” Comey testified. “We also were aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic.”
On Thursday evening, it was revealed that in a closed-door session which took place after the open hearing, Comey told lawmakers that in addition to the two meetings Sessions had already admitted to, there is the possibility of a third meeting that may have taken place in April of last year.
The attorney general has insisted all along that although he met with Kislyak repeatedly during the campaign, it really had nothing to do with the campaign. Naturally. (Insert sarcasm here.) The Justice Department continues to refute Comey’s claims, claiming that there was no third meeting with Kislyak in 2016.
You can watch Pelosi call for Sessions to resign here, via MSNBC:
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