The controversy Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse statement has given a life to the world with people searching for what what does recuse mean?
Well,what it actually means is "To disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case; broadly : to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest."
The AG announced this week that he would be recusing himself from any investigations into President Donald Trump's campaign.
So the situation now is that,should there are any investigations into Trump's campaign, Sessions, the
top law enforcement officer in the country, will decline to take part in them. In that case, any Justice Department investigation would be run by the deputy attorney general. Right now Dana Boente is acting in the position, the New York Times reports, but a Senate hearing is scheduled for next week on the nomination of Rod Rosenstein to become deputy attorney general.
Sessions' announcement came amid questions over his contact with the Russian ambassador in 2016. Both a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a Trump campaign surrogate, the Washington Post reported Wednesday that Sessions had met twice with Sergey Kislyak last year, after saying in his confirmation hearing, "[I] did not have communications with the Russians." He maintains he did not discuss the presidential campaign with Kislyak and did nothing wrong, but that he decided to recuse himself anyway. "I should not be involved in investigating a campaign I had a role in," he said Thursday.The White House defended the attorney general. Trump called him "an honest man" Thursday night and said, "This is a total witch hunt!"