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Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Attorney General has a duty to remain independent from the President -- and Jeff Sessions’ close personal ties to the President and his key role in the Trump campaign undermine his ability and credibility in any investigation. He must completely recuse himself from any investigations into the connections between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.

Signed,

Common Cause

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There's still too many unanswered questions about Donald Trump's campaign and administration's ties to Russia -- especially given National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's resignation after lying...

There's still too many unanswered questions about Donald Trump's campaign and administration's ties to Russia -- especially given National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's resignation after lying about secret communications with the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions.

The public deserves an investigation we can trust -- which is why Attorney General Jeff Sessions must step aside from leading the investigation.

The Department of Justice forbids prosecutors from participating in cases where they have "a personal or political relationship" with those involved. Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have a particularly close relationship -- Sessions was the first Senator to endorse Trump, served as a senior advisor to his campaign, and even worked with General Flynn on national security issues during the presidential transition

Given that relationship, we can't expect Sessions to conduct a fair investigation into the Trump campaign that he himself was a key part of. His close relationships with the with the President and his aides raise too many conflicts for the public to trust the outcome of any investigation he's involved in.

During his confirmation, Sessions agreed to recuse himself from any investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server because of his campaign activities. But somehow, that principle doesn't apply when it comes to Donald Trump's ties to Russia -- Sessions claimed he was "not aware of a basis to recuse myself."

We simply can't trust Jeff Sessions to hold Donald Trump accountable -- so We The People must hold Jeff Sessions accountable. Add your name today to demand that Sessions recuse himself from any investigations into Donald Trump's Russian connections.

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