AG Jeff Sessions Sends Letter to Senate Committee Over Testimony: ‘My Answer Was Correct’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee answering their questions about his testimony and why he did not mention his interactions with the Russian ambassador.
The scandal last week over Sessions’s answer led to his decision to recuse himself on 2016 campaign-related investigations. In the letter, Sessions defends his decision not to recuse himself specifically on issues of “Russian contacts with the Trump transition team and administration.”
As for the charges that Sessions’s answer to a question from Senator Al Franken about Russian contacts was––at the very least––misleading, Sessions says that his answer was correct because he was simply answering within the narrow scope of Franken’s question.
You can read the full letter here:
NEW: Attorney General Jeff Sessions sends to Senate Judiciary Committee “supplement” to disputed congressional testimony of January 10. pic.twitter.com/rOTLIS2qvv
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