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White House: Trump will not fire special investigator… but he could

White House: Trump will not fire special investigator… but he could

Both Trump and Russian Federation have denied allegations of interference and collusion.

"I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, called accusations that the Trump administration has inappropriate links to Russian Federation a "detestable lie". Last week, at the hearing of former FBI Director James Comey, panel Chairman Richard Burr had admonished Harris.

During that meeting Comey allegedly asked to drop the Bureau's investigation into former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

"He didn't recall this, but I responded to his comment by agreeing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policy" regarding contacts with the White House, Sessions said. Sessions said that in saying he had not met with Russians, he was refuting the accusation implicit in Sen. Sessions argued that in the context of that hearing, "my answer was a fair and correct response to the charge as I understood it".

Sessions appeared before the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into possible ties between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation.

And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations".

He said he did not recall a third meeting with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak in the Mayflower hotel in Washington, despite reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been investigating whether such a contact took place.

Sessions acknowledged that he had met twice with Kislyak - once during the Republican National Convention and once in his Senate office - and he did not disclose that during his confirmation hearing.

Democratic Sen Ron Wyden of OR asked Mr Sessions about suggestions arising from Mr Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal.

Rubio asked Sessions about the changes that were mysteriously made to the Republican platform with respect to Ukraine, a key element of suspicion in the Russian Federation matter.

Later, Sessions directly blasted Comey for his testimony in private last week, "This is a secret innuendo out there being leaked about me - and I don't appreciate it". His view, as he eventually explained it, is that he shouldn't answer questions about anything about which the president might later decide to invoke executive privilege. Sessions said they had decided, even before they were confirmed for their positions at the Justice Department, that they needed to remove Comey because the Federal Bureau of Investigation needed a "fresh start".

But she says he thought Sessions "did a very good job" and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

But Sessions' testimony did little to clear up suspicion about potential collusion between U.S. president Donald Trump's campaign staff and Russian officials, because the attorney general often stopped short of saying definitively that something did or did not happen, and seemed imply he had a limited memory of events that occurred just a year ago.

Sessions' clash with the Democratic senators was the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged Trump in his first five months as president and distracted from his domestic policy agenda including major healthcare and tax cut initiatives.

One thing more: I find believable Attorney General Sessions not being able to recall meeting the Russian ambassador; he was one of the few Trump spokesmen at the time, and was probably being mobbed by foreign dignitaries. If Mueller investigates the Comey dismissal, he'll likely want to talk to Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before speaking with or taking testimony from the president.

Sessions said he learned from Comey that he felt concerned about being left alone with the president but that, since Comey did not relay details of the conversation, he had no way of knowing it was improper.

But Mr Sessions disputed that was why he lingered.

SESSIONS: I never watched the debate, if it occurred, on the platform committee.


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