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Attorney General Sessions’ Opening Statement To Senate Panel, Annotated

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions flatly denied reports of a probable undisclosed assembly with a Russian envoy during a 2016 debate in his opening matter before a Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. He called a idea that he colluded with Russia during a debate an “appalling, disgusting lie.” In a doubt that followed, senators asked about Sessions’ recusal from any review into Russian division in a choosing and followed adult on questions lifted during former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Jun 8.

Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

Here are his full prepared remarks to a committee, annotated by NPR journalists.