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Should Jeff Sessions resign?

Jeff Sessions should resign

Jeff Sessions shouldn't resign

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Jeff Sessions should resign as U.S. Attorney General, given the recent revelations that he communicated with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. while he was working with the Trump campaign, and the fact that he denied having such contact during his Senate confirmation hearings, writes Richard Painter in The New York Times. It's not enough for Sessions to just recluse himself from any Justice Department investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. That he had conversations with the Russian ambassador while advising the Trump campaign and then gave misleading answers about it does not set an ethical precedent for the leader of the U.S. Justice Dept.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should not resign. Politicians' calls for Sessions' resignation over his communications with the Russian ambassador during the campaign are without merit and part of a larger conspiracy theory that is damaging the country, writes Jake Novak in CNBC.com. So far, there is no evidence of any impropriety or that the meetings were anything more than informal encounters. Novak also writes that Sessions was not misleading in his Senate confirmation tesitmony, as he was asked about communication between Russia and the Trump campaign, and not about meetings he had as a senator. While Sessions should recluse himself from overseeing investigations, that's where it should stop.

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