The Central Coast’s new congressman, Jimmy Panetta, cut through a bit of the fog today by calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be investigated for his Russian contacts during last year’s presidential campaign. Sessions recused himself from the broader investigation into whole Russian affair but Panetta wasn’t satisfied.
Here’s the news release from Panetta’s office Friday morning:
“The reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions perjured himself during his confirmation hearings about his meeting with officials from Russia are alarming. An independent special prosecutor should open an investigation into his interactions with Russian officials during last year’s presidential campaign. If the reports are true, Attorney General Sessions must resign. This revelation reemphasizes the need to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia.”