March 28, 2017 1:25 pm -

It will be an uphill battle, but it’s on:

Almost two dozen people from across the country claim Attorney General Jeff Sessions should be criminally investigated for lying under oath about his communications with Russian officials, according to a lawsuit filed with the Department of Justice on Monday.

The suit, which lists 23 residents from California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon and Vermont, argue that Sessions got off easy after it became clear earlier this month that he gave misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing.

“I want to see them treat him the same way that any other American would be treated,” J. Whitefield Larrabee, a Massachusetts attorney representing the plaintiffs, told the Daily News on Monday night. “I don’t think he should be given the benefit of the doubt anymore and if he wants to present his defenses, he can present them to a jury.”

The plaintiffs, who are of various ages, genders and ethnicities, are described in the suit as citizens “dedicated to upholding the principles of liberal democracy, equality, and justice.”

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Sessions was embroiled in controversy after the Washington Post reported earlier this month that he had met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on at least two occasions during the campaign.

You can read the letter and filing here.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.