Rule 1.11, Jeff Sessions, and the firing of Jim Comey

Did Jeff Sessions violate Rule 1.11 if he participated in the decision to fire Jim Comey? The Rule 1.11 issue depends on whether the firing implicated Comey’s investigation of the Russian connection to the Trump campaign.  If so, does Sessions’s participation in the campaign and/or personal contacts with the Russians require him to withdraw under Rule 1.11?  See, for example, this column on Sessions and the Comey firing.

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