WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today called for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions following reports that Sessions spoke twice with the Russian ambassador leading up to the election, including once at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and therefore lied under oath during his Senate confirmation hearing.

“It is deeply alarming that Attorney General Sessions would lie under oath especially concerning his dealings with the Russian Ambassador, as both Republicans and Democrats have called for investigations into the Trump Administration’s ties to Moscow,” said Brown. “It is no longer enough that the Attorney General recuse himself in these investigations. He must resign his post immediately. Ohioans deserve a top law enforcement official they can trust, who doesn’t lie to the American people under oath.”

In February, Brown called on Sessions to recuse himself and appoint an independent Special Counsel to investigate Trump Administration officials’ collusion with Russia.