McCollum Calls for President Trump to Fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement calling for President Donald Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions deceived both his colleagues in the Senate and the American people about his contacts with the Russian government. Just over a month into his term, President Donald Trump’s entire administration has been engulfed in scandal over communications with Russian officials and misleading the public about them.

“Given this deception, President Trump should immediately fire Attorney General Sessions. A special prosecutor should be appointed to conduct a comprehensive criminal investigation.

“At the same time, it is obvious that the Trump administration cannot be trusted to investigate itself. Congressional Republicans must launch an immediate, bipartisan inquiry into President Trump and his associates’ contacts with Russia. It is long past time for Congressional Republicans to put country before party, stop the Trump administration’s cover-up, and get to the bottom of the scandals that have already tarred this Presidency.”