Was in contact with Russia during campaign; committed perjury during confirmation hearing; Democrats demand his resignation

In 1999, then Sen. Jeff Sessions described perjury claims against President Bill Clinton as “serious allegations.” “In America, the Supreme Court and the American people believe no one is above the law,” he said. Sessions also voted “guilty” on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice during Clinton’s impeachment trial.

Calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia escalated Wednesday night, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for former Senator and now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, after the Washington Post published a story alleging that Sessions spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. at least twice last year and failed to disclose it at his confirmation hearing in January.

“Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate,” Pelosi said. “Under penalty of perjury, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, ‘I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.’ We now know that statement is false.”

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