Attorney General Jeff Sessions, testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had no third meeting with the Russian ambassador last year at a campaign event for Donald Trump.
The former Alabama senator was testifying on the Russia investigation, his contacts with Kremlin officials and his relationship with President Trump.
The former Alabama senator was testifying on the Russia investigation, his contacts with Kremlin officials and his relationship with Trump.
Sessions said he had “no recollection” of meeting Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak at a Trump campaign event at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel, despite an FBI investigation over whether such a meeting took place.
He also angrily pushed back on any suggestion of collusion with Russians as an “appalling and detestable lie.”
Sessions also defended remarks he made to Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken during his confirmation hearing.
“He asked me a rambling question that included dramatic, new allegations that the United States intelligence community had advised President-elect Trump that ‘there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump’s surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government,'” Sessions said. “I was taken aback by these explosive allegations.”