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Govt. legal watchdog says Sessions has no reason to recuse himself from any ‘Russia investigation’

(NationalSentinel) Judiciary: A government legal watchdog group says there is no reason other than politics as to why Attorney General Jeff Sessions ought to recuse himself from any investigation into alleged collusion between Team Trump and Russia to steal the election from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

As reported by The Daily Signal, the group Judicial Watch, which has long been a check against the excesses and abuses of Democratic administrations, says Sessions’ decision to recuse himself was unnecessary because there is no evidence being produced indicating there is even a case to investigate:

Some government ethics experts contend the recusal wasn’t necessary—at least not from a probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

He should only recuse himself from an illegal leak investigation that he was a victim of, said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group.

“He should only recuse himself from the investigation of illegal leaks because it relates to him, he was a victim,” Fitton told The Daily Signal.

Fitton went on to note that Sessions, as a then-member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, meeting with a Russian diplomatic official seems about as routine as it gets, and he frankly wonders why even some Republican senators are siding with Democrats in what is clearly a politics-driven witch hunt.

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“The real Russian scandal is that President Barack Obama’s team used the pretext of Russian interference in the election to justify wiretaps and illegal leaks of the Trump team, including a U.S. senator, now attorney general,” Fitton said. “The Russians’ interference in the elections is chasing unicorns, with these smoky allegations of collusion between the campaign and the Russian operatives, without evidence.”

Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department attorney in the George W. Bush administration, now a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, which publishes The Daily Signal, agreed that what seems more likely is that Obama administration holdovers and the Deep State are pushing leaks aimed at undermining the administration of President Donald J. Trump.

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