Democrats to question Sessions on Russian Federation meetings

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee

The report said members of the committee, including Clinton, should have known about the investigation and it questioned why they would have approved it.

Some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have claimed - without providing evidence - that Russian interests sought to donate to the Clinton Foundation in a bid to persuade Clinton to support the deal. That issue has been at the forefront of each of his congressional hearings even as Sessions has labored to promote the Justice Department's work and priorities, and Tuesday's appearance is unlikely to be an exception.

In his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions had pledged to senators he would recuse himself from matters involving Clinton, given his involvement with the Trump campaign. His letter, signed by 19 other Republicans, said that Judiciary Committee members were concerned that Mueller might not have a broad enough mandate to investigate other election-related matters, which he said included actions taken by Comey, Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen.

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Sessions had previously testified to Congress he was unaware of communications between the campaign and Russian officials.

"After reading his account, and to the best of my recollection, I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter", Sessions said on Tuesday.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his interactions with Russian representatives. Mr. Trump wrote in a Twitter post on October 19. Sessions supervised the advisory group on which Papadopoulos sat and reportedly rejected his suggestion for Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet.

Pressed on whether he has recused himself from any investigation of Clinton, Sessions declined to comment, citing department policy that he said keeps him from confirming or denying the existence of any such investigation. "But honestly they should be looking at the Democrats", Trump said.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and a uranium deal during the Obama administration.

Though the Justice Department falls within the executive branch, and its priorities are historically in line with those of the president, the White House is not supposed to influence the decisions of prosecutors on any particular cases.

Sessions also told the House committee that he did not recall an encounter with another campaign adviser, Carter Page.

Democrats have accused Republicans of launching a spurious investigation of Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, to divert attention from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged links between President Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. He said he mentioned in passing to Sessions that he was preparing to visit Russian Federation and Sessions "had no reaction whatsoever".

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