No reason for Sessions to recuse himself – Ryan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he saw no reason for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (L) talks with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) as they wait to hear U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of his nominee for the empty associate justice seat at the U.S. Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“If he himself is a subject of an investigation, of course he would. But if he’s not, I don’t see any purpose or reason to doing this,” the Wisconsin Republican told reporters.

“We have seen no evidence from any of these ongoing investigations that anybody in the Trump campaign or the Trump team was involved in any of this,” he added.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)


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