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Sessions ‘faces tough questions’: Social media reacts to alleged Russian ties

Sessions ‘faces tough questions’: Social media reacts to alleged Russian ties
Calls for Jeff Sessions to resign over his alleged communications with Russia have kept keyboards busy as social media users question whether an Attorney General can investigate himself.

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Sessions is accused of lying during his confirmation hearing when he told Senator Al Franken that he did not have communications with Russian officials during Donald Trump’s election campaign. Sources, allegedly from the Justice Department, told the Washington Post, that Sessions spoke to Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak twice last year, contradicting his statement.

Several Democrats have followed Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in calling for Sessions to resign, including Congressman Elijah Cummings and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

The call from the Democrats for his resignation led to some people asking why they didn’t show the same passion over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Franken, who questioned Sessions at the confirmation hearing, took to Facebook to say that in light of the revelations he would be “directly pressing Attorney General Sessions to answer some tough questions about his contact with Russia and his testimony before the Judiciary Committee.”

Earlier this year, conversations between Kislyak and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn came to light, leading to Flynn’s resignation.

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One Twitter user claimed Sessions’ ‘mix-up’ over failing to declare his conversations with the Russian ambassador might be the fault of Kislyak, for not being particularly memorable.

Some were quick to point to comments Sessions made in 1999 speaking of the importance of prosecuting then-President Bill Clinton over perjury allegations.

Others were left confused about the next step, leaving some to wonder can Jeff Sessions investigate Jeff Sessions?