Sessions Dodges Questions On Kislyak Meeting, Trump Talks In Senate Hearing

Sessions Dodges Questions On Kislyak Meeting Trump Talks In Senate HearingWhile testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about the ongoing Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced repeated questions about his role in President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Sessions said that his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe was “not because of an asserted wrongdoing,” and insisted his recusal did not preclude him from presiding over other Justice Department matters, such as FBI management. Sessions also dodged questions about whether he’d met a third time with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, saying he could not “recall,” and he remained mum about his talks with Trump regarding Comey’s ousting, citing an unnamed DOJ policy against officials discussing their conversations with the president.