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Congressman Andre Carson

Representing the 7th District of INDIANA


Carson Statement on Attorney General Sessions’ Communications with Russian Officials

Mar 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. André Carson, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement:


“I am deeply concerned about reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose conversations with the Russian Ambassador during his Senate confirmation hearing. This is not a simple oversight or minor infraction. With both Republicans and Democrats in the midst of an investigation into Russian interference in our election and possible ties to the Trump campaign, Congress must be able to trust the man appointed to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. It is critical that Congress receive accurate information and timely cooperation from all top Administration officials to fully determine who was involved and what damage was caused. The Department of Justice will play a central part of this investigation, but unfortunately failure to disclose these contacts make it impossible for Intelligence Committees to trust that Jeff Sessions can provide reliable support. It is critical that he recuse himself.”