We just learned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with with Russian officials while serving as a close advisor to the Trump campaign. But that's not what he told Congress when asked about it in his confirmation hearings. “I have been called a surrogate  in [the Trump] campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians,” Sessions said under oath.
Prominent Democrats say he committed perjury and are calling for him to resign. "Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said. Ranking Democratic House Oversight Committee member Elijah Cummings and Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Pelosi's calls for Sessions' resignation.
This is just the latest revelation showing the urgent need for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russia. Democrats in Congress have called for for a "bipartisan, independent 'select committee' investigation," and others have argued that a special prosecutor is the best way to ensure a full, fair examination of this critical issue.
CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND DEMAND A STATEMENT CALLING ON SESSIONS TO RESIGN AND TO APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN'S TIES TO RUSSIA
The country's top law enforcement official started his tenure by lying under oath about an issue of paramount national security. This cannot stand.
Call your Representative and Senators. If you're in Illinois, click here for phone numbers. If you're not in Illinois, click here to look up your elected's contact information. NOTE: If you don't have luck at their DC number, call a district office (numbers for those are on their websites).
SCRIPT: "Hello, my name is X and I am a constituent. I am calling to urge Rep./Sen. X to call on Jeff Sessions to resign. Given that he perjured himself in Congress about his contacts with Russia, he is not fit to serve as Attorney General. We also need an independent, bipartisan Congressional commission or a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of Trump's Russian ties, and we need it now. My zip code is X. Thank you."