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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Mar 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“It has been evident for some time that further investigation into the involvement of the Russian government in our presidential election is necessary,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04). “Now it appears that our nation’s chief law enforcement officer has perjured himself during his confirmation hearing. At the very minimum, this sets a poor example, and at worst, this points to criminal behavior. Congress must appoint a special prosecutor to investigate any and all contacts between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. I am pleased that Attorney General Sessions has said he will recuse himself from any inquiry into these connections, but this alone is not adequate: we must do an independent investigation of these disturbing allegations.”