Published On: Wed, Jun 14th, 2017

AG Jeff Sessions says Russia collusion rumors ‘appalling and detestable lie’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebuked Democratic senators Tuesday by repeatedly crushing their questions surrounding the firing of FBI director James Comey and ultimately stated that the Russian collusion allegation is an “appalling and detestable lie.”

The former Alabama Senator testified before the Senate intelligence committee hearing, raising his voice in indignation as he rejected claims that he had colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 election.

Sessions repeatedly declined to go into his private conversations with President Donald Trump, frustrating Democrats who accused him of “stonewalling” to shield the administration.

Jeff Sessions

CNN’s bias was clear and evident, claiming that Sessions was “Using all the skills in filibustering and diversion that he learned in years as an Alabama senator” and “provided resistance that may offer a boost to a crisis-weary White House that has been unable to shrug off the dark cloud over the Russia investigation” despite the lack of evidence of any Russian collusion.

Repeatedly the article describes the Democrats as “frustrated” or “thwarting their efforts to shed light on the firing of James Comey” without any new signs of a link or wrongdoing.

Sessions repeated that he did not hold an undisclosed meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a speech by then-candidate Trump at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington last year. He said he could not recall if he had an informal interactions with Russians at the event.

“I recused myself from any investigation into the campaign for president, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations,” he said.

“I am protecting the right of the President to assert it if he chooses; and there may be other privileges that could apply in this circumstance,” Sessions stated to Maine Senator Angus King, when asked if the President invoked executive privilege to prevent his testimony.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee suggested to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Congress could ultimately be prepared to hold Sessions in contempt of Congress in an effort to force him to testify in more detail.
Sessions’ responses triggered an explosion by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon.

“I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling,” Wyden said.

Sessions replied, “I am not stonewalling. I’m following historic policies of Department of Justice. You don’t walk into any committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with president of United States.”

Wyden accused him of not answering the questions about Comey’s reported remark that his behavior after recusing himself from the Russia probe was “problematic,”

Sessions chuckled and then launched into “This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don’t appreciate it,” raising his voice.

“You are not answering questions. You are impeding this investigation,” said New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein appeared puzzled by Sessions’ reasoning for not providing more details around the abrupt firing of Comey, asking “How do you view that? Since you discussed his removal, why wouldn’t you discuss the reasons?”

Sessions said that he was not sure what was “explicitly” in Trump’s mind.

Sessions said he had confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller, and said that his recusal from the Russia probe would stop him taking part in any hypothetical effort to remove him.

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