Congressman Cohen Derails Sessions Russia Hearing To Ask About Weed
15 November, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Diane Mills
The appearance before the House Judiciary Committee follows a guilty plea from one Trump campaign aide who served on a foreign policy advisory council that Sessions chaired, as well as statements from another adviser who said he'd advised the then-GOP Alabama senator about an upcoming trip to Russian Federation.
"I'm really not involved with the Justice Department", Trump told reporters earlier this month.
It was not the first time that Sessions, who was a senior Trump campaign aide and Republican senator, has revised his comments about contact between the campaign and Russian Federation.
USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election to help Republican Trump's campaign.
"To announce recusal from any investigation would confirm the existence of that investigation, and top officials have advised me I should not do so", Sessions said.
Sessions pointed out that prior to Trump's administration, there were only nine investigations of classified leaks in the last three years, compared with the 27 under scrutiny today.
"We travelled all the time, sometimes to several places in one day".
"I do now recall" the meeting where adviser George Papadopoulos made the proposal, Sessions said, "but I have no clear recollection of the details of what he said during the meeting".
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" involving Hillary Clinton's alleged corruption in a deal which gave Russian company Rosatom control over 20 percent of America's uranium supply.
Jeff Sessions's memory works in mysterious ways.
During the March 2016 campaign meeting where Russia was discussed, Sessions shut down Papadopoulos' idea of engaging with Russian contacts, according to a source familiar with the matter.
"But I will not accept and reject accusations that I have ever lied under oath".
Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning a Tuesday interview with a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a campaign meeting previous year with Trump's son, according to a person familiar with the interview. Mr. Mueller was the F.B.I. director at the time. "Each of those are pretty special, factual situations", Sessions said, "and we will use the proper standards".
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.
In recent weeks, he has repeatedly weighed in on Twitter on Justice Department business to call for investigations of Democrats and has challenged Sessions to be more aggressive in going after his political opponents, expressing particular support for investigating the Clinton Foundation.
The Justice Department sought to address those concerns in its letter, with Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd saying that the department "will never evaluate any matter except on the facts and the law".
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