Sessions: I Will Recuse Myself From the Clinton Investigations

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 11:03 AM
Sessions: I Will Recuse Myself From the Clinton Investigations

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asked Jeff Sessions three times at Tuesday's confirmation hearing for attorney general if he plans to recuse himself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, or the controversial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

He replied in the affirmative each time.

Sessions regretted his remarks about Clinton during the 2016 campaign, noting it placed his objectivity “in question.” He hopes to avoid any perceived bias as attorney general and approach the Clinton matter impartially.

“This country does not punish political enemies,” he said.

When Grassley asked if he'd be able to say "no" to President Donald Trump should he disagree with him, Sessions said he would do so.

This should put Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) fears to rest.