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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 01:03 PM

Jeff Sessions Needs to Go

By RICHARD W. PAINTER
MARCH 2, 2017
In the wake of Wednesday’s revelation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the United States while working with the Trump campaign, despite denying those contacts during his confirmation hearings, key Republican and Democratic lawmakers are calling for him to recuse himself from overseeing any Justice Department investigation into contacts between the campaign and the Russian government. Some are even saying he needs to resign.

It’s a bombshell of a story. And it’s one with a clear and disturbing precedent.

In 1972 Richard G. Kleindienst, the acting attorney general, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a confirmation hearing on his nomination by President Richard Nixon to be attorney general. He was to replace Attorney General John N. Mitchell, who had resigned in disgrace and would later be sent to prison in the Watergate scandal.

Several Democratic senators were concerned about rumors of White House interference in a Justice Department antitrust suit against International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, a campaign contributor to the Republican National Committee. They asked Kleindienst several times if he had ever spoken with anyone at the White House about the I.T.T. case. He said he had not.

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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 04:14 PM

1. Thanks for a wonderful post, shows precident for dumping of Sessions ..k and r.

I remember Kleindienst and that case. He lied as did many of them, as many of them are doing now. Sessions has to go. Also, we should be lucky enough to get a special prosecutor as good as Leon Jaworski. If by some chance we do, ...we will be very lucky again.

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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:55 PM

2. he needs to go to hell

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