Washington, DC – Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) released the following statement regarding reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose communications with Russian officials during his confirmation hearings:
“Jeff Sessions lied to the American people, and he must resign immediately. It is well known that Sessions was a long-serving Donald Trump campaign advisor, not just a “surrogate from time to time” as he testified. The fact that he spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the United States last year, which is contrary to testimony he provided under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings, is a slap in the face to our American values.
I reiterate my call for an independent, bipartisan, transparent commission to investigate this Administration’s connections and communications with Russia.”