– Eric Bradner, Evan Perez, and Shimon Prokupecz, “Graham, McCain want answers on Sessions-Russia report,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 2, 2017
2016 ELECTION/ATTORNEY GENERAL/FBI/INTELLIGENCE/LEGAL/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS: “Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday if the FBI determines that President Donald Trump’s campaign illegally coordinated with Russia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from making the decision whether to pursue prosecutions.
Sessions, a Trump appointee, ‘cannot make this decision,’ Graham said.
But Graham deflected a question about a Washington Post report that Sessions twice spoke with the Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying he needs to know more.
‘If there were contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, they may be legitimate; they may be OK. I want to know what happened between the Trump campaign, the Clinton campaign and the Russians,’ Graham told CNN’s Dana Bash at a town hall in Washington with Sen. John McCain.
Sessions met twice, in July on the sidelines of the Republican convention, and in September in his office when Sessions was a member of the Senate armed services committee.”