U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Sessions’ recusal and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Russia investigation.

"Attorney General Sessions’ recusal is the right decision, and the Senate Intelligence Committee should accelerate its work. America has a public trust crisis and Putin's oligarchy of crooks and spooks is actively working to sabotage confidence in our institutions. The American people deserve a comprehensive, top-to-bottom investigation of Putin's Soviet-style meddling in self-government at home and across the West.”