Jeff Sessions Was Questioned For Several Hours By Mueller as Part of Russia Probe
The New York Times reported this morning that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office for several hours last week as part of the probe into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. A Justice Department spokesperson provided the details to the Times.
This represented the first time the special counsel had interviewed a member of Trump’s cabinet. Sessions was not subpoenaed and instead went into the interview voluntarily.
Back in March, Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation after he failed to disclose meetings with the Russian ambassador during his confirmation hearing.
It is assumed that Mueller’s team asked Sessions about his involvement in former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, which President Donald Trump has indicated was due to the Russia probe. Also, during the campaign, Sessions was present during meetings involving former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who recently pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI about Russia contacts and is currently cooperating with Mueller.
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