Congressman Tim Ryan Calls for AG Jeff Sessions’ Immediate Resignation and Independent Commission Investigation

Mar 2, 2017

Washington, DC – Congressman  Ryan released the following statement in response to news that Attorney General Sessions, despite testifying to the contrary during his confirmation hearings, had repeated contact with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost all credibility to serve as our nation’s top law enforcement officer. The American people expect better from their government, and certainly deserve it. While Mr. Sessions has indicated he’d be willing to recuse himself from ongoing FBI and Department of Justice investigations into the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia, we are past that point – he must resign.

I call on Republican leadership in Congress to immediately form an independent commission and special prosecutor to fully investigate any connections between the Trump Administration and Russian government officials – similar to the nonpartisan 9/11 Commission. The lies must stop, this issue goes to the very heart of our democracy, and must be investigated with full transparency. History will remember how Congress responds, and the time for action is now.”