March 2, 2017 / 4:42 AM / 5 months ago

U.S. House Democratic leader calls on Sessions to resign

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017.Kevin Lamarque/Files

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign following a Washington Post report that he did not disclose two conversations last year with Russia's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak.

"Now, after lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the Attorney General must resign," Pelosi said in a statement.

"Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country and must resign."

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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