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Sessions' Lies Trigger Calls for His Resignation

March 2, 2017

The walls are closing in on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Wednesday night’s news that Sessions met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., but didn’t mention it when senators asked him about contacts between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, has Democrats and non-partisan groups – including Common Cause – demanding Sessions’ resignation.

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Ethics Watchdog Wants Conway Disciplined

February 15, 2017

The Office of Government Ethics, the internal watchdog for the federal bureaucracy, is calling for disciplinary action against presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway after she violated ethical rules for government employees by going on national TV to hawk fashions for President Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

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