Jeff Sessions rebuffed a Republican who wants to investigate Comey

Pauline Gross
November 15, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he now recalls a meeting in March 2016 that has come under scrutiny as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's election campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election to help Republican Trump's campaign.

In his opening statement, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., went through Sessions's public statements on Russia-related matters, highlighting instances in which what Sessions said did not comport with other evidence.

Mr Sessions said he does not remember speaking to Carter Page during the 2016 presidential campaign about a trip that the former foreign policy campaign adviser took to Russian Federation.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he has "always told the truth" in describing his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians - though he acknowledged he now recalls an interaction with a lower-level Trump adviser who has said he told Sessions about contacts who could help arrange a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Sessions also said he had no challenge to Page's recollection of those events. And it sure looks like a major political party was working with the federal government to then turn an opposition research document that quoted some National Enquirer story into an intelligence document, take that to the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court so that they could then get a warrant to spy on Americans associated with President Trump's campaign.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in Washington.

"I cannot imagine my memory failing so much", she said.

After the hearing, news reports emerged showing that Sessions had himself met with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at least twice in 2016.

"But I will not accept and reject accusations that I have ever lied under oath".

Trump has repeatedly criticized his Justice Department for not aggressively probing a variety of conservative concerns.

Sessions' highly-anticipated testimony comes just hours after the Justice Department announced that he had appointed senior federal prosecutors to make recommendations as to whether any matter not now under investigation should be opened, and whether they require further resources or the appointment of a special counsel. "But honestly they should be looking at the Democrats", Trump said.

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