The Sessions Inquisition Comes Up Empty: Trump Unscathed After Attorney General's Testimony

Sessions also refused to say whether he'd spoken to the President on the matter of Russian interference in the elections, but told the panel in his opening statements that collusion between Russia and Trump was an "appalling and destestable lie".

His highly anticipated testimony came less than a week after former FBI Director James Comey sat in the same hot seat.

On Feb. 15, the day after Trump had a private conversation with then-FBI chief Comey in the Oval Office, Comey asked Sessions to ensure that he was never again left alone with the president - something inappropriately close. Democrats pressed Sessions repeatedly to say if he had discussed Russian Federation and Comey with Mr. Trump, but didn't get very far about those conversations between Sessions and the President. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., of stonewalling, Sessions disagreed and said, "I'm following historic policies of the Department of Justice". Last week, Mr. Comey told the same Senate panel he was sacked because the investigation was "irritating" Mr. Trump. As Sessions evaded specifics, Harris pressed, prompting Republican Sen.

But not long after Jeff Sessions denied any knowledge of a meeting with Sergey Kislyak, a picture began making the rounds showing that the two were indeed together on the day of Trump's speech at the Mayflower Hotel - or so it seemed.

Trump recently tweeted in response to charges by Comey that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director should hope there are no recordings of meetings between the two men.

Sessions, a former Republican US senator and an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, testified just five days after Comey told the panel Trump ousted him to undermine the agency's investigation of the Russian Federation matter.

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Sessions criticized Comey for not raising his concerns with the acting attorney general after the February 14 Oval Office meeting when Trump, according to Comey, asked the FBI to back off its investigation of fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

In May, Trump told NBC News that he was contemplating "this Russian Federation thing" ahead of Comey's firing.

If Comey had information that Sessions would need to recuse himself, he said, that would have been "double reason" to talk to Boente.

"I did not attend any meetings at that event". Comey's decision to announce past year that Clinton would not be prosecuted over her emails was a "usurpation" of the Justice Department's authority, Sessions said.

Democratic senators have seized on the possibility of a third meeting to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador.

While, James Comey's testimony last week was called "explosive", Sessions' didn't reveal much.

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Sessions lent his support to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is now in charge of the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation.

The core of the letter directly refutes Comey's testimony that he was never notified and gave consistent reasons for Sessions's recusal, based on his work with the Trump campaign.

Harris tried to shorten Sessions' lengthy and seemingly unclear answers to her questions, which resulted in him bristling and issuing strong words.

As security adviser during the campaign, Sessions said, he did not recall being asked by the candidate about alleged Russian interference in the election.

Sessions said he had no recollection of speaking with Kislyak at the meeting, but said nothing inappropriate would have been discussed if they had met. Back in January, Sessions told Senator Al Franken, quote, "I did not have communications with the Russians".

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