Chaffetz: AG Sessions Must Go in Order to Fix 'Major Systemic Problems' in DOJ
Fox News contributor and former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz says Attorney General Jeff Sessions "needs to go" in order to fix "major systemic problems" in the Department of Justice.
Republican Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, criticizing his Justice Department for not cooperating with Congress and for leaks related to its Russia investigation.
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world," the congressmen wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Examiner. "It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations. If Sessions can't address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general? Sadly, it seems the answer is now."
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his time has come," Chaffetz said on "The Story." "He's gotta go. I agree with Meadows and Jordan on this."
He said that Sessions has been "non-existent" and "irrelevant" in the Russia investigation.
"I think it was a bad pick. And I think it's time for him to go," Chaffetz said.
Marie Harf pointed out that Sessions is a strong conservative who has supported President Trump on a number of his policies.
"It's so fascinating to me that conservative members of Congress want to throw him under the bus because he recused himself and because of leaks that are happening in the government. He's on their side on policy," Harf said.
"He's non-existent, and there are major systemic problems at the Department of Justice and they're not fixing them," Chaffetz said. "And that's why he's gotta go."
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