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Sessions Avoids Senate Intel Committee Questions Without Legal Reasons - Senator

Sessions Avoids Senate Intel Committee Questions Without Legal Reasons - Senator

The nation's top law enforcement official explained his hands-off policy regarding the Russian Federation investigation.

Testifying at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said it is a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Sessions took particular aim at news reports about a possible meeting he had with a Russian official during an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where Trump gave a pro-Russia speech. She says Trump thought Sessions was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The Sessions session before the Senate Intelligence Committee comes just six days after Comey's appearance.

US Democratic Whip Dick Durbin stressed in a press release Sessions should resign, because he did not provide clear statements in response to the Committee's inquires.

An apparent fracture on the committee even emerged when, after Chairman Richard Burr said they were intensely focused on Russian interference in the election, Sen.

Sessions said he has never had a briefing about the role of Russian interference in the USA election. "I can tell you that with absolute certainty".

Sessions added his own letter to that effect, and both documents were sent to Trump, who then fired Comey later on the same day, May 9.

Man in shooting was standing off third-base side of field
Police said five people were medically taken from the scene, including two Capitol Hill police officers and an aide to Rep . Mo Brooks (R-AL), who was there when the shooting happened, told CNN "there must have been 50 to 100 shots fired".

Rosenstein said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so, and an order from the president would not necessarily qualify.

"I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", he said.

Under questioning on January 10, Sessions said he had no communications with Russians during the campaign.

HARRIS: "Is there any kind of memorandum issued from the attorney general to the Federal Bureau of Investigation outlining the parameters of his recusal?"

The hearing lasted about 2 1/2 hours and included a number of testy exchanges.

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts past year, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump. "I just don't remember it". "If there were not good cause it wouldn't matter what anyone said".

Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation on March 2, two weeks after Comey's Oval Office one-on-one with Trump.

Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller
Rosenstein, who has been on the job for six weeks, said only he could fire Mueller , and only if he found good cause to do so. Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated.

"It is my judgment that it would be inappropriate for me to answer and reveal private conversations with the president when he has not had a full opportunity to review the questions and to make a decision on whether or not to approve such an answer", Sessions said.

"The question is: Mr Comey said that there were matters with respect to the recusal that were problematic and he couldn't talk about them".

But the attorney general added that he needed to not discuss his conversations with Trump, to preserve the president's ability to theoretically invoke executive privilege in the future.

In particular, Sessions tamped down Comey's recounting of the February 14 meeting Comey had with Trump - where Trump reportedly asked him stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn. I'm accused of some sort of reception plotting some sort of influence campaign for the American election.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a close adviser to President Donald Trump during his battle for the presidency, heatedly defended himself before his former Senate colleagues as he denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the United States and rejected any misconduct in the ouster of FBI Director James Comey.

His refusals to comment, including about conversations with Trump on Comey's firing, repeatedly irked Democrats.

Ryan told reporters Tuesday: "The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job". A friend of the president suggested a day earlier that Trump was considering such an ouster.

"Do you really believe this had to do with Director Comey's performance?"

Gunman dies of injuries after attack on congressional baseball practice
The 51-year-old distributed commemorative baseball bats to fellow members when he ran for a leadership post in 2014. Ronald DeSantis and Thomas Rooney, were at the practice. "I did what I did in Iraq", Wenstrup told ABC News .

Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated. "And I know how it's been discussed, but those are the rules that have always been adhered to", he said.


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