Judge Nap: Russia Questions Are Becoming 'Pain in the Neck' for Trump
Did Attorney General Jeff Sessions have inappropriate contact with Russian officials last year?
Amid at least one call from Democrats for Sessions' resignation, Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in this morning on the legal issues at play.
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The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that the former senator, an early adviser to the Trump campaign, spoke twice last year with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but did not disclose those conversations when asked by senators in his recent confirmation hearings.
Sessions called the report "false," while the White House called it a "partisan" move by Democrats after the president's "successful" speech.
Napolitano said the main issue appears to be why Sessions did not disclose the talks to the Senate when asked verbally and in writing during the confirmation process.
"This is becoming a pain in the neck for the president. Was there a connection between the Russian government and the Trump-Pence campaign and if so, what was the nature of that connection and who was involved in it, who knew about it?" Napolitano asked.
He said there will be increasing calls for a special prosecutor, outside the Justice Department, to investigate the alleged Russia-Trump connections.
"Guess who under the statute decides if we need a special prosecutor and appoints that person: Jeff Sessions, the attorney general."
Napolitano said the leaks from the intelligence community are now "materially interfering with the presidency." The judge predicted Sessions will not resign, but will appoint the special prosecutor.
Watch his full analysis above.