At his Jan. 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.
“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” he responded. He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
Of course, we now know that he did, in fact, have at least two encounters, one of which was a private meeting, with the Russian ambassador. Now, amid calls for his resignation, Sessions announced he was recusing himself from the probe into Russian efforts to influence the election. As well he should, since he's now a potential target.
Not even two months in, and this is shaping up as the most corrupt administration ever.