Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not tell the truth in his sworn confirmation hearing, and skirted the truth in the written questionnaire accompanying it.
The next steps, according to precedent and law, are clear: An FBI investigation must commence to determine if there are grounds to indict Sessions for perjury, and an independent prosecutor must be appointed to look into Sessions’s conduct in particular, and perhaps the Trump administration’s ties to Russia in general.
On Jan. 10, Senator Al Franken cited then-newly released documents alleging high-level Trump campaign contacts with the Russian government. Franken said several times that these documents had not been verified, but then asked, “If there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what would you do?”
Why the FBI and a Special Prosecutor Must Immediately Investigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions - The Daily Beast