Sessions Defends Reputation In Fiery House Testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended himself from accusations that he made false statements during prior congressional testimony about former Trump campaign advisers’ contacts with Russia, saying it’s “not fair” for Democrats to accuse him of lying.

“You’re saying Mr. Carter Page, who left that meeting, according to the press reports, and I guess his deposition or interview, has been reported as saying, ‘I’m going to Russia.’ I made no response to him, didn’t acknowledge it, and you’re accusing me of lying about that?” Sessions told Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. “I say that’s not fair, Mr. Jeffries. I would say that’s not fair, colleagues. That’s not any indication that I in any way participated in anything wrong.”

Sessions has been criticized for answers he gave Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., regarding contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.

During his confirmation hearing in January, the attorney general said he “did not have communications” with Russian officials during the campaign and said he was “unaware” of Trump campaign worker contacts with Russian officials.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.