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Al Franken on Jeff Sessions: It’s Hard to Come to a Conclusion Other Than ‘He Perjured Himself’


Senator Al Franken (D-MN) went off during Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — saying that Rosenstein’s prospective boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, penned an “insulting” letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, in which he amended the testimony he gave before the body during his confirmation.

“(H)e should come back and explain himself,” Franken said.

After the hearing, Franken stopped by The Lead with Jake Tapper and went even further with his opinion on Sessions’s conduct during his sworn testimony.

“It’s hard to come to any other conclusion that (sic) he perjured himself,” Franken said.

The Minnesota Senator responded to the charges from Judiciary Committee chair Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that he’d asked a “gotcha” question of Sessions.

“(Sessions) answered a question that he asked himself, which is, ‘Did I meet with any Russians?’ And he answered it falsely,” Franken said, laughing.

Watch above, via CNN.

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