The excuse was the handling of Hillary Clinton's emails and the letter sent to Congress last year.
But Trump got his digs in with the mention that Comey told him he was not being investigated.
Jennifer Rubin writes in the Post that why if he recused himself from the Russian investigation did Sessions voice his opinion on Comey.
Jeffrey Toobin says this is obstruction of justice like Nixon.
The questions now who will continue the Russian investigations?
Hillary Clinton's campaign manager suggested that the Inspector General was investigating Comey's actions during the election and that to make this legitimate the Trump White House should call for a special prosecutor on the Russian matters.