White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer pushed back hard today against calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

"Fox & Friends Weekend" host Abby Huntsman sat down with Spicer, asking him about the growing calls from within the GOP for Sessions to recuse himself.

A report last night stated 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" in a statement last night, saying he "never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign." He repeated this morning that he would recuse himself wherever it is appropriate to do so. 

However, Spicer said that would not apply in this case. 

"There's nothing to recuse himself [from]. He was 100% straight with the committee," said Spicer, adding that Democrats should be "ashamed of themselves" for playing "partisan politics" on this issue.

Earlier today, top Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi called on Sessions to resign and for a special prosecutor to take over the investigation.

Pelosi accused Sessions of lying under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee when he said he never had contact with Russian officials. 

Spicer said Sessions' response pertained to contact with Russian officials by the Trump campaign.

"That answer is consistently no," said Spicer, adding that Sessions acknowledged meeting with the ambassador in his previous capacity as a senator on the Armed Services Committee.


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