House Dems ask DOJ watchdog to probe Sessions’ role in Comey firing

Democrats on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees are asking the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal when he recommended the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Sessions, who was a top Trump campaign surrogate, has recused himself from the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, which is looking into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

But in congressional testimony earlier this month, Sessions defended his decision to recommend Comey’s firing, saying the Russia probe was just one of many investigations being overseen by Comey.

“The actions of Attorney General Sessions in collaborating directly with President Trump to fire Director Comey reflect a lapse in judgment by our nation’s top law enforcement official and appear to violate multiple promises made by the Attorney General and his aides,” all the Democrats on the Oversight and Judiciary panels said Thursday in a letter to the Justice Department’s inspector general.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s