Moolenaar Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

March 2, 2017
Press Release

The Justice Department has disclosed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact last year with Russian officials as part of his official duties as a then-member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.

Congressman John Moolenaar released the following statement:

"The attorney general should have disclosed his contact with Russian officials at his nomination hearing, even though the contact came as part of his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He should clarify the comment he made during his hearing and he should recuse himself from oversight of the FBI's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. The FBI has so far led a tremendous investigation and it should continue independently of the attorney general."