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Stewart told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday afternoon that Sessions should step down from his post for he can no longer keep control of the Justice Department.

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart has called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to "step aside."

Stewart told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday afternoon that Sessions should step down from his post because he can no longer keep control of the Justice Department.

"This is hard for me, it really is, because I think Jeff Sessions is one of the most honorable men in Washington, D.C. But we have been weakened in our investigation into very important concerns at the Department of Justice and the FBI. Jeff Sessions is not able to take the reins and direct that investigation."

He added later:

"We need the director there who can take the reins and be assertive in that. He can't do that when he is recused. I believe it may be time for him to step aside."

Watch Stewart call for Sessions resignation in the clip below.

Stewart, who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, joined Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, and Jim Jordan, who sits on the oversight and judiciary committees in the House of Representatives, in calling for Sessions to resign.

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world," they wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner. "It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations."

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Sessions can no longer act on the probe into the Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

If Trump were to appoint a new attorney general, however, that person could take control of the investigation instead of special counsel Robert Mueller's team and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who are currently leading the investigation, CNN reported.

The call for Sessions to resign comes less than a day after The New York Times reported that Trump wanted to stop Sessions from recusing himself from the investigation.