Cummings Calls for Attorney General's Resignation After Revelation about Communications with Russians

Mar 1, 2017
Press Release

Cummings Calls for Attorney General's Resignation After Revelation about Communications with Russians


Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2017) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to a report that then-Senator and Donald Trump campaign advisor Jeff Sessions spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the United States last year—contrary to testimony he provided under oath during his confirmation hearing to become Attorney General:

"It is inconceivable that even after Michael Flynn was fired for concealing his conversations with the Russians that Attorney General Sessions would keep his own conversations secret for several more weeks.  When Senator Sessions testified under oath that 'I did not have communications with the Russians,' his statement was demonstrably false, yet he let it stand for weeks -- and he continued to let it stand even as he watched the President tell the entire nation he didn't know anything about anyone advising his campaign talking to the Russians.  Attorney General Sessions should resign immediately, and there is no longer any question that we need a truly independent commission to investigate this issue."

115th Congress