Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Breaking news: Jeff Sessions must go

Sign the petition: Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, and must resign immediately.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Washington Post just revealed that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath at his confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, when he was a foreign policy advisor to Trump.1

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and must resign immediately. Sessions' successor must appoint a special prosecutor to lead a comprehensive investigation of the Trump campaign and the Trump administration's ties to the Russian government.

During his confirmation hearing, when asked by Senator Al Franken what he would do "if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign," Sessions replied, "Senator Franken, I'm not aware of any of those activities … I didn't have ... communications with the Russians."2

The only way for Americans to be able to trust that our government can act with integrity—to know that our top leaders aren't compromised by a foreign power, and to trust that the nation's so-called top cop follows the law that he is duty-bound to enforce—is for Attorney General Sessions to resign his post immediately and for his successor to appoint a special prosecutor to begin a comprehensive investigation of Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration.

Anything short of that is flatly unacceptable and puts our country's security, our free and fair elections, and our justice system at grave risk.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks for all you do.

—Jo, Ann, Manny, Matt, and the rest of the team


1. "Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose," The Washington Post, March 1, 2017

2. "Jeff Sessions, under oath, said he didn’t communicate with Russians. A new report says he did." Vox, March 1, 2017

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