Jeff Sessions rebuffed a Republican who wants to investigate Comey

Jeff Sessions rebuffed a Republican who wants to investigate Comey

Sessions noted that there have only ever been two special counsels: one for the Waco siege in April 1993, and Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

The issue was becoming increasingly tense for the White House following the indictment of a top former Trump campaign official and a guilty plea from another foreign policy adviser.

Sessions also suggested all of his answers before Congress were answered to the best of his recollection.

"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.

Sessions testified that he now remembers the meeting Papadopoulos, but his memory about conversations is limited.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have just thrown a wrench into GOP plans to open a new federal investigation of Hillary Clinton.

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You can see the Jordan-Sessions exchange - lightly edited for clarity and length - below.

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about whether he ever lied about contacts with Russian Federation, his opening statement included one glaring piece of truth that all sides can agree on. Months later, the Washington Post revealed that Sessions had met with the Russian ambassador to the United States multiple times during the 2016 campaign. That time, he said he conducted no "improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country", though he allowed it was possible in one of his conversations "some comment was made about what Trump's positions were". Trump has repeatedly voiced frustration about the Mueller probe and publicly criticized Sessions, stoking speculation he might be fired. We know the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, paid for, through the law firm, paid for the dossier [that alleges Trump-Russia ties].

And at his latest appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions seemed to shift his position again. Some of the information in the dossier is said to have come directly from the Kremlin.

Rep. Karen Bass, a Los Angeles Democrat, pressed Sessions on the report during an oversight hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, explaining that activists are concerned they'll be unfairly labeled for protesting. Sessions asked with a slight smirk.

Conyers - alluding to the racial slur Trump used against Sen.

"You can be sure that they will be done without political influence and they will be done correctly and properly", Sessions said at the hearing Tuesday.

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