Senate testimony was 'correct': Attorney General, Jeff Sessions

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Mar 07 2017 16:54

WASHINGTON — On Monday, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions affirmed that his confirmation testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in January was "correct". He said that he did not reveal meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States because he was not particularly asked about them.

Sessions, who all of a sudden refused from overlooking the advancing federal analysis into Russia's interference in the U.S. election following the public revelation of two meetings with Russia envoy Sergey Kislyak, said he always believed that he had answered the committee's questions "honestly'' about Trump surrogates' contacts with Russian officials.

"I did not mention communications I had had with the Russian ambassador over the years because the question did not ask about them,'' Sessions said in a letter to the committee, explaining the disputed testimony.

"I'm not aware of any of those activities,'' Sessions said. "I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn't have — did not have communications with the Russians.''