WATCH: House minority leader Pelosi comments on Sessions’ role in Russia probe
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is expected to join a call from lawmakers for greater scrutiny of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. On Wednesday, several reports suggested he spoke with the Russian ambassador during President Donald Trump’s campaign, but he denied contact with them during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Her comments came after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Sessions to resign Thursday morning.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, is expected to echo calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russian interference, after he reportedly failed to disclose two separate meetings with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
During his confirmation hearings earlier this year, Sessions appeared to contradict his statements, under oath, to Congress. When asked whether anyone from the Donald Trump campaign was in contact with Russia, Sessions said he was “unaware of those activities.”
Sessions had been an early supporter of Trump during his presidential bid.