U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions heads to work Friday morning, following his Thursday anouncement that he would recuse himself from any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions headed to work on Friday (March 3) a day after he said he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia's ambassador. Sessions, a longtime U.S. senator who was an early and high-ranking player in President Donald Trump's campaign before becoming the country's top law enforcement official, announced the decision after several fellow Republicans in Congress suggested the move would be appropriate. Sessions said he had been weighing recusal - ruling himself out from any role in the investigations - even before the latest twist of the controversy over ties between Trump associates and Russia that has dogged the early days of the Trump presidency.