Reps. Meadows, Jordan: It's Time for a New Attorney General

By Susan Jones | January 4, 2018 | 10:38am EST
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies at a congressional hearing. (Photo: Screen grab/C-SPAN)

( - Two members of the House Freedom Caucus say it's time for Jeff Sessions to leave his job as attorney general.

In an op-ed published in the Washington Examiner on Thursday, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) noted that the "manufactured hysteria" over Russian collusion has "masked the substantial accomplishments of President Trump's administration."

Among other things, they complain about the FBI refusing to answer critical questions that Congress repeatedly has asked regarding the Trump-Russia investigation; and they also condemn the many apparent FBI leaks to reporters, most recently the New York Times.

Their conclusion:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world. It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations. If Sessions can't address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general?

Sadly, it seems the answer is now.

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