Saturday, May 13, 2017
Legal Experts Blast Charge Sessions Broke Recusal Pledge
Lifezette/by Brendan Kirby
Some liberals — and NeverTrump Republicans — see participation by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the decision to fire FBI Director James Comey as a violation of his pledge to recuse himself from investigations of matters related to the 2016 presidential campaign.
Sessions made the announcement in March to step away from criminal investigations related to the election because he was a campaign surrogate for President Donald Trump. Critics now argue this means he could not evaluate Comey’s conduct broadly. Jennifer Rubin, who writes a blog for The Washington Post and has been a longtime critic of Trump, argued this week that Sessions “faces a host of serious, potentially career-ending questions.”