Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself "in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign" on Thursday. Sessions fielded a couple questions after releasing a statement. Sessions also said that "this announcement should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation".

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The Attorney General insists he didn't lie to a Senate panel during his confirmation hearing when he was asked about conversations between Trump campaign officials and Russian representatives, but Sessions says he should have better explained meetings he had as a Senator with the Russian ambassador:

(Sessions) "We talked a little bit about terrorism as I recall, and somehow the subject of the Ukraine came up."

But Sessions doesn't recall discussing politics. Still, the Attorney General telling reporters he should not be involved in investigating a campaign he had a role in:

(Sessions) "Therefore I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign."

The announcement follows calls from Democrats for Sessions' resignation and a special prosecutor to investigate Russian election interference.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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