Manchin: Sessions Should Resign if He Lied About Russian Contact

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Kimberly Railey
March 2, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D) said that At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Jeff Ses­sions should resign if he lied about his con­tact with the Rus­si­an am­bas­sad­or. (The Daily Beast)

Per the Daily Beast, “Per Manchin, Ses­sions said he would take re­cus­al ‘in­to con­sid­er­a­tion.’ Manchin told Ses­sions he bet­ter do a lot more than that.”

Ses­sions was the only Sen­ate Demo­crat to vote for Ses­sions’s con­firm­a­tion.

WEIGH­ING IN. State At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Patrick Mor­ri­sey (R) “avoided talk­ing about wheth­er a path ex­ists for him to de­feat Manchin, but noted he still has quite some time be­fore the state’s fil­ing dead­line re­quires an an­swer from him.”

He said, “My fo­cus re­mains on my job. I’m for­tu­nate to be the at­tor­ney gen­er­al of one of the greatest places on the face of the earth.” (Wash­ing­ton Ex­am­iner)

LEAD­ER­SHIP. A group of pro­gress­ive or­gan­iz­a­tions de­livered more than 225,000 pe­ti­tions Thursday morn­ing to Minor­ity Lead­er Chuck Schu­mer’s (D-NY) of­fice, ur­ging him to re­move “Trump apo­lo­gist” Manchin from Sen­ate lead­er­ship. The pe­ti­tion sig­na­tures were gathered by CREDO, #Al­lO­fUs, Demo­cracy for Amer­ica, Oth­er­98 and 350 Ac­tion. (re­lease)


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