Headline of the day: The latest TrumpScandal™

From the London Daily Mail:

Crisis-hit Jeff Sessions WILL recuse himself from deciding on probe into Putin’s election meddling – but refuses to quit over lies about Russia as Trump says he was NOT aware attorney general met ambassador twice

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose during his confirmation hearing that he spoke with Russia’s ambassador twice last year
  • On Thursday afternoon he said he would recuse himself from investigations into Russia’s meddling in the election
  • Move opens the way for a special prosecutor to be appointed
  • Decision was despite the president saying earlier in the afternoon that Sessions did not need to recuse himself 
  • A September meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak came at the height of the Russian cyber campaign to influence the presidential race
  • Sessions said they talked about ‘terrorism’, that the Russian ambassador was ‘gossipy’ and that the meeting had been testy

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