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Photo: Attorney General Jeff Sessions (C) arrives for President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives, February 28, 2017. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Reuters)

Can America's top law enforcement officer investigate himself? 40 MIN, 5 SEC

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is accused of "misleading" fellow Senators during his confirmation hearing — and possibly lying in response to written questions. It's all about whether he met with Russia's ambassador as a surrogate for candidate Donald Trump and an advisor to his presidential campaign. Democrats and even some Republicans want him to recuse himself from overseeing an FBI investigation -- if one is going on. Others want him to resign.


Note:After our discussion aired, Sessions issued a statement on recusal.

Guests:
Robert Costa, Washington Post / 'Washington Week' (@costareports)
Shane Harris, Wall Street Journal / New America (@ShaneHarris)
Adam Schiff, US Congress (D-CA); U.S. Democratic Representative (@RepAdamSchiff)
Kathleen Clark, Washington University (@clarkkathleen)
Richard Clarke, Good Harbor Security Risk Management (@ghsrm)

More:
Intelligence Committee chair, ranking member establish parameters for Russia investigation
Washington Post on Trump having 'total' confidence in Sessions
Harris on investigators probing Sessions' contacts with Russian officials, Sessions' confirmation testimony

Sessions dismissed DOJ investigation of Chicago PD 9 MIN, 45 SEC

The Obama Justice Department obtained court orders to reform police abuse in several local police departments, and was investigating reports of abuse in Chicago. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions called them "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based." He said federal intervention might be preventing officers on the street from doing their jobs. Craig Futterman is a law professor at the University of Chicago and director of its Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project.

Guests:
Craig Futterman, University of Chicago

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