U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions recused himself from further investigation into President Trump’s campaign and contact with Russian officials. This stems from Sessions stating during his confirmation hearing that he did not have contact with Russian diplomats before and during the election process. Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressman Don Bacon is defending Sessions saying, “The more I look into this it is a big to-do about nothing.”
Congressman Bacon says he has been in office for two months and had about four sets of ambassadors come into his office already. That is the duty of a member of Congress. He says this was part of then Senator Sessions job and he doesn’t think politics or the election were part of the discussion.
Congressman Bacon says, “I’ve had the Australian guys come by. Taiwanese. Just a variety of diplomats come in for 15 or 20 minutes. On a typical given day we do about eight to ten office calls with different people coming in during a 12 to 14 hour day. I think it is real easy to not remember a 15 minute ‘touch-and-go’ and I think in this case he is being honest and not talking about the election.”
However, Congressman Bacon says Sessions should have been more careful with his answers during the confirmation hearing.