BIGGER STORY

Sessions Recuses, Mum on Investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday afternoon that he will recuse himself from any matter related to Trump's presidential campaign, but he did not speak to whether there will be an investigation on the campaign's ties with the Kremlin. The move comes amid a firestorm over The Washington Post’s report that he had spoken with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, twice last year while also serving in a senior surrogate role on President Donald Trump’s campaign. During his confirmation hearing on Feb. 8, Sessions said he “did not have communications with the Russians.” Sessions said on Thursday: "During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the relevant senior career Department officials to discuss whether I should recuse myself from any matters arising from the campaigns for President of the United States." He added, "This announcement should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation or suggestive of the scope of any such investigation."