Attorney General Jeff Sessions On Capitol Hill

Laura Christensen
November 15, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a point while speaking during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington. He said there was not yet enough evidence of impropriety to merit assigning a new special counsel. "We do our duty everyday based on the facts".

Sessions recused himself from investigations related to Russian interference in the elections shortly after taking office as attorney general.

Under pressure, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

Sessions said that was the version of events he recalled. "And I have not been improperly influenced and would not be improperly influenced". "The president speaks his mind he is bold and direct about what he says".

Conyers then asked, "In a functioning democracy, is it common for the leader of the country to order the criminal justice system to retaliate against his political opponents?"

DOJ, he added later "will not be infected by politics or bias".

"And a lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me". The then-Alabama senator was the first USA senator to back Trump.

Numerous items Goodlatte wanted probed had always been conservative talking points, some having to do with matters many considered long resolved: various decisions made in the Clinton email case, the Uranium One purchase, the so-called "unmasking" of people by the intelligence committee, and allegations, which officials have said were untrue, by Trump that he was wiretapped by his predecessors.

Sessions said he had no recollection of the conversation with Page.

But Sessions insisted he did not make any false statements in his previous congressional testimony or public statements.

Sessions insisted that his story had never changed and that he had never been dishonest. "That is a lie".

The following describes the crime of perjury and whether it would apply to Sessions' conduct.

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In the Justice Department's response, Boyd did not indicate which of the topics might draw greater interest than others, though he said the review by senior federal prosecutors would "better enable the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General to more effectively evaluate and manage the caseload".

"But I will not accept, and reject, accusations that I have ever lied under oath".

"Nobody, nobody, not you or anybody else, not me, should be accused of perjury for answering a question the way I did in this hearing", Sessions said.

And that's the only thing I can tell you, Mr. Jordan. He said recently that officials there "should be looking at the Democrats" and that it was "very discouraging" they were not "going after Hillary Clinton". When The Washington Post later revealed he had twice spoken with Russia's ambassador to the United States, he revised his account, saying he had no meetings with Russians "to discuss issues of the campaign". He then faced the Senate intelligence committee about the inconsistencies over the summer.

Sessions has given sworn testimony at least three times to Senate and House committees, and Democratic lawmakers have pointed to inconsistencies in his statements.

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. Trump has repeatedly voiced frustration about the Mueller probe and publicly criticized Sessions, stoking speculation he might be fired.

All are Republicans who have apparently copped to smoking pot.

It was only recently that Americans learned that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion GPS to create the explosive, far-fetched dossier that attempted to smear President Trump by falsely linking him to Russian Federation.

"I'm really not involved with the Justice Department", Mr. Trump told reporters.

"Do you believe there is a movement of African-Americans that identify themselves as black identity extremists, and what does that movement do?" she asked.

"Virtually every Clinton-related matter that President Trump complains about has been well-litigated, carefully examined and completely debunked", Conyers said.

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