Five key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony

In his testimony, Comey said that after Trump fired him last month he gave a memo he wrote about a meeting with the president to a friend in order to have its contents disclosed to the media.

"We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said.

Later during his testimony, Sessions said the committee should be focused on Russian cyber attacks and election interference, but claimed he had never been briefed on Russia's election hacking and had never sought out a briefing.

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts previous year, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump.

Similar to former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who testified before the same committee last week, Sessions came out ready to defend himself.

"I know what we're investigating, and he does not", Rosenstein said to Sen.

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The results, which were a part of a Politico/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday, found that 45 percent of voters said they trust Comey more to tell the truth, dwarfing the 32 percent who preferred Trump.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday.

In one tense exchange, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said, "I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling".

Sessions said he had confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller, and said that his recusal from the Russian Federation probe would stop him taking part in any hypothetical effort to remove him.

"There are none!" Sessions said when asked what those reasons were.

He also said Comey should have shared his concerns about the Trump conversation with another Justice Department official, Dana Boente, who was then acting deputy attorney general, and would have been Comey's direct supervisor.

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There's no evidence Jeff Sessions, the attorney general and former Alabama senator, colluded with Russian officials to sway the election toward Donald Trump.

Over and over again, Sessions said he did not "have any recollection" or didn't "recall" various things during questioning from his former Senate colleagues.

Yet, the beauty of a public hearing is that sometimes specific answers appear without the asking of specific questions.

FRANKEN: Yeah. And what's odd about it is in the press conference after that, he said that if I had just slowed down a little bit, I would have, you know, I should have, in retrospect, said that I had met twice with the Russian ambassador. It was later reported that he did have meetings with Russian officials in his role as U.S. Senator.

Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing. "As such, I have no knowledge about this investigation beyond what has been publicly reported, and I have taken no action with regard to any such investigation as it is ongoing today beyond what has been publicly reported and I don't even read that and I have taken no action with regard to any such investigation". His disinterest matched the disinterest the entire Trump administration has shown in US intelligence agencies finding that Russian Federation hacked the 2016 election, and continues to try to interfere in elections here and overseas.

Miller: "She was trying to shout down Attorney General Sessions and I thought it was way out of bounds".

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"The policy is based on the principle -" Sessions replied.

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