Former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz appeared on Fox News “Outnumbered” on Friday, and slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions and said it’s time to “get rid of him.”
In recent weeks some lawmakers have called for Sessions to resign, criticizing his Justice Department for leaks related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and for not cooperating with Congress.
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Sessions recused himself from the FBI’s Russia probe in early March after acknowledging that he had had two previously undisclosed encounters with the Russian ambassador during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. He said it would be improper for him to oversee a probe into a campaign for which he was a vocal and prominent supporter.
That eventually led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which infuriated President Trump.
“He’s conflicted himself out of his this,” Chaffetz said. “He should resign or step down or the president should fire him. He’s a worthless attorney general. … Let’s get rid of him. Have a real attorney general.”
Chaffetz said he respects the rank-and-file agents at the FBI and Justice, but many high-level officials are clearly biased and politically motivated. Despite that, he said, Sessions has been unwilling to take action and fix major systemic issues at the Justice Department.
“I don’t believe Donald Trump is serving the country and himself and anybody else by having the attorney general that he has in place,” Chaffetz said.