Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio and Republican Mark Meadows of North Carolina say the time is now....
- Two Republican congressmen are calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down, saying he is unable to control leaks coming out of the FBI.
- Sessions' resignation would clear the way for Trump to appoint a new attorney general who is not recused from the Russia probe — and could fire Robert Mueller.
- Trump has repeatedly expressed displeasure with Sessions and was reportedly asking aides last summer how it would play politically if he fired him.
Republican Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan on Thursday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in an op-ed published by the conservative Washington Examiner, citing leaks coming out of the FBI they said Sessions appeared unable to "control."
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world," the lawmakers wrote.
"It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations," they said. "If Sessions can't address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general? Sadly, it seems the answer is now.