By Ryan Teague Beckwith
Updated: March 2, 2017 4:45 PM ET

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would recuse himself from any investigations involving President Trump’s campaign, following reports that he did not disclose meeting with the Russian ambassador.

At a press conference at the Department of Justice, Sessions said that his meetings with the Russian official were not improper, saying the decision stemmed from his role as a campaign surrogate.

“I should not be involved in investigating a campaign I had a role in,” he said.

Read a running transcript of Sessions remarks.

Check back for a complete transcript later.

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