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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies: Refuses to say whether he spoke to President Trump about Comey’s handling of Russia investigation

By in Press Enterprise on June 13, 2017

By The Washington Post

By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to comment Tuesday on whether he spoke to President Donald Trump about former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the investigation into coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential race.

Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he could not discuss his conversations with Trump because they were private.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions smiles after being sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens to a question as he testifies in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, June 13. ( Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.)

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens to a question as he testifies in an open hearing before […]    

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