Asked by NBC whether he would step down from the investigations, he responded: “I have said whenever it’s appropriate, I will recuse myself. There’s no doubt about that.”

Some Republicans like Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called on Sessions to recuse himself:

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), a member of the Armed Services Committee, questioned Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador.

“I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever,” she tweeted.