Sessions Is Likely to Face Questions That He Has Refused to Answer

by Garry Watts October 22, 2017, 0:34
Sessions Is Likely to Face Questions That He Has Refused to Answer

Sessions gave little to the Democrats who were trying to bring allegations of "collusion" and "obstruction of justice" as Sen.

Under intense questioning by the Senate judiciary committee, Sessions departed from his previous blanket denials about contacts with Russian officials, saying he did "not recall" elements of the conversations in three meetings in 2016 with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and conceded for the first time that substantive issues may have been discussed.

The attorney general went on to admit that there is no "specific review" of defense capabilities underway, in response to a follow-up question from Sasse about "proactive steps" being taken in advance of future campaigns.

"I would just say, Sen". The move, which resulted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller being appointed to lead the probe, infuriated President Trump.

"It didn't say some of [them] - it said his surrogates", Sessions insisted, before complaining that he was exhausted when he denied communicating with Russian officials during his confirmation hearing.

The official said that as a general matter, the guidance "doesn't legalize discrimination at all". It'll be up to everyone to determine what they think is more credible: Sessions and Rosenstein's claims that a proper process was followed, or Trump's own stream-of-consciousness associations between Comey and the Russian Federation investigation.

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Feinstein, the committee's ranking Democrat, and other Democrats wanted Sessions to answer questions about the behind-the-scenes decision leading up to Comey's firing, the administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and issues related to voting and LGBT rights. "That's why I want our officers focused on community policing and not trying to be immigration police", he continued. It later emerged that he had met Kislyak at a campaign event at a Washington hotel in April 2016, then at the Republican national convention in July and in his Senate office in September a year ago. However, in July, the Washington Post reported U.S. intelligence intercepts of Kislyak's accounts of the conversation to his superiors in Moscow that indicated that they had discussed campaign and policy issues.

Sessions didn't say Trump would invoked privilege - which which deny congressional overseers from hearing what his top advisors had to say.

"I'm not sure about that", the attorney general replied. "Then it was, 'I never met with any Russians to discuss any political campaign, ' which may or may not be true". We had an encounter there and he asked for an appointment in my office later.

"He's an honest guy, and the determination that he made and I think inappropriately announced, I think is based on the facts, based on his interpretation of the law, and it was nothing more than that", Mr. Holder added, The Washington Free Beacon reported. "I think that's possible".

Calling Russian President Vladimir Putin an "opportunist", Sasse asked Sessions whether the administration and Justice Department were doing enough to prepare for upcoming elections. "I'd like to respond". "Is that legally significant?"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he can't say whether someone's citizenship is a reliable indicator of whether that person may be a terrorist.


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