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13 Politicians Who Want Jeff Sessions to Resign or Go to Prison

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During his confirmation hearings for attorney general last month, Jeff Sessions — an Alabama senator at the time — was asked by Minnesota Sen. Al Franken if he would investigate connections between Russian officials and the Donald Trump campaign, in which he was a key surrogate for the candidate. 

During his confirmation process, Sessions also wrote a response to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy where he denied having any contacts with Russian officials. Now an explosive Washington Post story rebuts Sessions's responses, saying he met twice with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the campaign — in other words, the future attorney general lied to his Senate colleagues.

Now everyone — including Republicans — is calling for Sessions to recuse himself in the burgeoning investigations into the Trump's campaigns connections to Russia. UPDATE 4:30 p.m. Eastern: Sessions announced he will recuse himself from investigations and denied working with Russians to elect Trump. Officials from Russia, allegedly directed by President Vladimir Putin, worked to sway the election to Trump by spreading false and defamatory stories about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; the question is if the Trump campaign was directly involved in a smear campaign carried out by an adverserial foreign nation. 

But many have gone further. Hours after the Post story broke, prominent Democratic senators and representatives called for Sessions to resign or face jail time. Here's a sampling:

[RELATED: Didn't Take Long for Jeff Sessions to Become the Nightmare We Knew He'd Be]

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