Addressed the pitchfork wielders
What a news cycle. The WaPo accused newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying about his connections to Russia during confirmation hearings. The White House and President Trump are standing by Sessions.
Sessions held a press conference this afternoon, addressing questions from his confirmation hearing.
You can watch his press conference here:
Sessions will recuse himself from Russia investigations:
AG Sessions: " I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations" related to the presidential campaign
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) March 2, 2017
This is what "avoiding even the potential appearance of impropriety" standard looks like. https://t.co/u39pBTl9HQ
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) March 2, 2017
Denies any wrongdoing:
Sessions flatly denies wrongdoing and says he will write Judiciary Committee to explain testimony. pic.twitter.com/ciIGpp9WFo
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) March 2, 2017
Jeff Sessions: "I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign"
— New York Post (@nypost) March 2, 2017
Sessions claims he wasn’t alone, skulking about during meeting with Russians:
AG Sessions says two staffers were in the room when he met with the Russian ambassador.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 2, 2017
Sessions says he turned down an invite for a longer lunch with the ambassador.
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) March 2, 2017
Sessions said that his discussion with the Russian ambassador got “testy” over the country's perception in the United States
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 2, 2017
Sessions addressed the question posed by Sen. Franken as it was the one drawing scrutiny:
“My response to Sen Franken was correct and honest as I understood it at the time.” — Jeff Sessions
— Matt Viser (@mviser) March 2, 2017
Sessions on meeting Kislyak: "Most of these ambassadors are pretty gossipy and this was campaign season"
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) March 2, 2017
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