Casey Statement on Attorney General Sessions’ Forced Resignation

Casey Statement on Attorney General Sessions’ Forced Resignation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is issuing the below statement following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“Pressuring and forcing Attorney General Sessions to resign is an unacceptable effort to interfere with the chain of command in the Russia investigation. This is part of President Trump’s pattern of obstructing Special Counsel Mueller’s independent investigation. He has attempted to fire, demand loyalty of and interfere with any official investigating Russia’s attack on our nation during the 2016 election. Now, President Trump is removing his own Attorney General in order to install a lapdog who will do what he has called for repeatedly- end or hamstring an independent investigation that is vital to our national security. Congress must immediately act to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation from interference by this Administration.”

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