March 2, 2017 / 4:42 AM / 9 months ago

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

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.

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. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

“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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