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Jason Chaffetz: Attorney General Jeff Sessions must recuse himself from any Russia investigation

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who serves as the chairman of the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, said on Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions must recuse himself from any investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign and its contacts with the Russian government.

“AG Sessions should clarify his testimony and recuse himself,” Chaffetz wrote on Twitter, hours after the Washington Post had reported that Sessions had failed to disclose two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during last year’s presidential campaign at his Senate confirmation hearing.

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Chaffetz wasn’t the only high-ranking Republican to call on Sessions to recuse himself, as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy similarly said it would be appropriate for the attorney general to recuse himself from any investigation on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

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The current Sessions controversy erupted after it was revealed that he met twice with the Russian ambassador in the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, despite the fact that the told the Senate during his confirmation hearing that he had never met with any Russian official in his role as a Trump campaign surrogate.

 

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‘Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a major Trump donor—ousts top officials

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Government watchdogs, Democratic lawmakers, and pro-democracy advocates declared it a "Friday Night Massacre" for the U.S. Postal Service after news broke in a classic end-of-the-week dump that Louis DeJoy—a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump and the recently appointed Postmaster General—had issued a sweeping overhaul of the agency, including the ouster of top executives from key posts and the reshuffling of more than two dozen other officials and operational managers.

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‘Gullible’ Trump administration paid up to $500 million too much for these ventilators: investigators

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Citing “evidence of fraud, waste, and abuse,” a congressional subcommittee investigating the federal government’s purchase of $646.7 million worth of Philips ventilators has asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to launch its own investigation of the deal.

The House subcommittee launched its review after ProPublica stories in March and April showed how a U.S. subsidiary of Royal Philips N.V. received millions in federal tax dollars years ago to develop a low-cost ventilator for pandemics but didn’t deliver it. Instead, as the coronavirus began spreading around the globe and U.S. hospitals were desperate for more, Philips was selling commercial versions of the government-funded ventilator overseas from its Pennsylvania factory. Then in April, despite having not fulfilled the initial contract, the Dutch company struck a much more lucrative deal to sell the government 43,000 ventilators for four times the price.

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Pastor slams Trump for lying about a ‘dystopian dreamscape’ if Biden wins: ‘Pandering to the worst level’

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As President Donald Trump loses ground with evangelicals realizing he's not actually a Christian, the right-wing has scrambled with the only strategy they have: try to claim Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, is somehow not a Christian.

"Nobody ever would ever even think possible because he's following the radical left agenda," said Trump in Ohio. "Take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He's against God."

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