Emergency Sessions: Russian connection threatens to unseat Trump appointment

Donald Trump’s new attorney general is facing calls to step down over his ties with Russia

5th March, 2017
Jeff Sessions (left) is sworn in as the new US attorney general by vice-president Mike Pence (right), as his wife Mary and President Donald Trump look on Getty

The United States is lurching towards a constitutional crisis, senior Republicans have warned, as the fallout continues from revelations that US president Donald Trump’s new attorney general Jeff Sessions misled the Senate Judiciary Committee about his contacts with Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US.

Calls for Sessions’ resignation were intensifying among Democrats this weekend. They were unanimous in their rejection of his pledge to recuse himself from any investigation into Trump’s...

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