Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to step aside from Russia probe

Top Republicans are urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove himself from an FBI probe into alleged Russian interference in the US election.

Mr Sessions is under fire after it emerged he had met Russia’s ambassador during the election – despite telling his confirmation hearing he had “no communications with the Russians”.

He has called the accusations against him “unbelievable” and “false”.

Democratic politicians say he misled the hearing and should resign.

Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee have asked the FBI to launch a criminal investigation into whether Mr Sessions lied to Congress and committed perjury.

Claims of Russian interference in the election have dogged President Donald Trump.

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