Jeff Sessions has recused himself from investigating the Russian ties to the Trump campaign.
It's an amusing detail but let me highlight this solid shoe-leather reporting by the Lichtblau, Shear and Savage of the failing NY Times:
Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, cast doubt on Mr. Sessions’s explanation that he had met with the Russian ambassador because of his duties as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, saying that was beyond the panel’s jurisdiction.
“I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years,” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.”
Yeah, that's what she wrote. Sadly, some of her earlier Tweets told a different story, as discerned by Charles CW Cooke of NRO. Glenn Kessler of the WaPo has more, so the day may come when the Times corrects this.