– Eric Lichtblau, “Jeff Sessions Resists Pressure to Remove Himself in Russia Inquiries,” The New York Times online, Feb. 14, 2017
TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS/MICHAEL FLYNN: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced growing pressure on Tuesday to remove himself from any role in investigating President Trump’s aides and their relationship with Russia, but advisers to Mr. Sessions said he saw no need to do so.
The resignation of Michael T. Flynn as national security adviser over his conversations with the Russian ambassador gave new impetus to demands from Democrats and outside groups who say Mr. Sessions lacks the independence to oversee criminal investigations that might lead back to the White House. He and Mr. Flynn were both early and influential advisers in Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.”