BREAKING: Jeff Sessions says he'll 'recuse himself where appropriate' on Russia probe

BREAKING: Jeff Sessions says he'll 'recuse' himself 'where appropriate' amid Russia furore

Jeff Sessions has said he will 'recuse' himself where it would be necessary

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jeff Sessions has declared he is prepared to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian involvement in last year's US election.

Sessions made the comments after it was confirmed that he'd had discussions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, during the election campaign.

Sessions had previously said under oath he didn't "have communications with the Russians". 

Now, the attorney general has told NBC News he will "recuse" (step down from a case because of a potential conflict of interest) himself if it is deemed necessary. 

He told the broadcaster: "I have said whenever it is appropriate, I will recuse myself. 

"There's no doubt about that."

Watch the video below: 

 

In @NBCNews exclusive video AG Sessions says he will recuse himself from Russia investigation whenever appropriate: pic.twitter.com/wKajg9MUJj

— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 2, 2017