Congressman Cohen Derails Sessions Russia Hearing To Ask About Weed

by Antonio Miles November 15, 2017, 0:52
Congressman Cohen Derails Sessions Russia Hearing To Ask About Weed

During the March 2016 campaign meeting where Russia was discussed, Sessions shut down Papadopoulos' idea of engaging with Russian contacts, according to a source familiar with the matter.

As such, Pirro has offered Trump advice on matters foreign and domestic, with a recent report indicating that she advised the president to appoint a special counsel to investigate the alleged misdeeds of Hillary Clinton, including the former secretary of state's involvement with the Uranium One deal.

As the time Conyers was allotted to question Sessions drew to a close, he noted that at his confirmation hearing, Sessions promised to recuse himself from any investigations involving Hillary Clinton.

"You can't x-ray people's minds to see what they were thinking and what they knew, so perjury can be a hard crime to prove", said Bennett Gershman, a professor of criminal law at Pace Law School.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he has "always told the truth" in describing his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians - though he acknowledged he now recalls an interaction with a lower-level Trump adviser who has said he told Sessions about contacts who could help arrange a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"My answers have not changed", Sessions said.

Sessions, then a senator from Alabama, led a foreign policy advisory council for the Trump campaign.

"As for Mr. Page, while I do not challenge his recollection, I have no memory of his presence at a dinner at the Capitol Hill Club or any passing conversation he may have had with me as he left", Sessions said.

The Justice Department on November 14 informed the House committee that it was looking into whether a special independent counsel should be appointed.

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Sessions previously testified at a similar hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October.

The dossier has been a focus of Republicans in Congress, who have been frustrated by the leak of the unverified allegations within it and have sought to link the research to Democrats.

It was only recently that Americans learned that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion GPS to create the explosive, far-fetched dossier that attempted to smear President Trump by falsely linking him to Russian Federation. Some of the information in the dossier is said to have come directly from the Kremlin.

Sessions said DOJ would investigate any potential issues related to Clinton.

He struggled to answer when asked the same about white groups.

The committee's top Democrat, Rep. John Conyers, criticized the move.

Conyers - alluding to the racial slur Trump used against Sen.

That's what it looks like, and I'm asking you: Doesn't that warrant - in addition to all the things we know about James Comey in 2016 - doesn't that warrant naming a second special counsel, as 20 members of this committee wrote you three and a half months ago asking you to do? He added he hoped Sessions "can assure us that the Department is weathering near-daily attacks on its independent by President Trump - and that no office of the Department is being used to pressure the President's political enemies".


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