WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“After reviewing what Mr. Sessions said to the Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing, I feel he was not truthful about his contact with Russian officials. Therefore, he should step down as Attorney General.

“Even if he does resign, many unanswered questions remain. The President must appoint a special prosecutor, and we need an independent commission to fully investigate Russia's interference in last year's election.”