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sessions says he ‘told the truth’ about russia contacts


attorney general jeff sessions said tuesday that he has “always told the truth” in describing his knowledge of trump campaign contacts with russians, although he acknowledged that he now recalls an interaction with a lower-level adviser to donald trump who said he told sessions about contacts who could help arrange a meeting between trump and russian president vladi­mir putin.when asked previously about whether he thought that surrogates from the trump campaign had communications with the russians, sessions said, “i did not, and i’m not aware of anyone else that did, and i don’t believe it happened.”now, speaking before the house judiciary committee, sessions said he recalled a march 2016 meeting with george papadopoulos, one of the trump campaign’s foreign policy advisers. ...






sessions testifies he didn't lie when asked about russia contacts


a testy attorney general jeff sessions defended himself on tuesday, denying that he lied to congress about his knowledge of trump campaign contacts with russian operatives. “i will not accept, and reject accusations that i have ever lied. that is a lie,” sessions told the house judiciary committee before being grilled by members of both parties on a variety of topics. “my story has never changed. i’ve always told the truth,” sessions said, despite repeatedly amending his previous testimony. sessions, dogged by his own foreign contacts during the campaign, testified that he now recalls a meeting at which a trump campaign adviser proposed a face-to-face between trump and russian president vladimir putin after talking with a kremlin-connected professor.sessions, rya...






trump still has ‘total’ faith in sessions after russia revelation


president trump declared 'total' confidence in attorney general jeff sessions thursday afternoon, following revelations that sessions twice met with russia's ambassador before the election — then omitted that fact during congressional testimony. responding to a shouted question during a visit to a newport news, va., naval base about whether he still has confidence in sessions, he said "total." but he said he he "wasn't aware" of sessions' two meetings with the russian ambassador, both of which occurred during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign. when asked if sessions had told the truth to the judiciary committee during his confirmation, when sessions said he knew of no connections between the trump campaign and russia, trump said "i think he probably di...






trump adviser told jeff sessions about trip to russia: report


president trump’s former adviser carter page said he told jeff sessions about an upcoming trip to russia during the presidential campaign. page appeared before the house intelligence committee for six hours on thursday and later recounted his testimony tocnn, saying he traveled to moscow in july 2016 to deliver a speech at a university. page reportedly mentioned the trip to sessions during a group dinner in washington, and said it was unrelated to his foreign policy role in trump’s campaign. sessions, who recused himself after failing to disclose two meetings with russian ambassadorsergey kislyak, previously told senate he did not know of anyone from the trump campaign who made contact with russians during the elections.attorney general jeff sessions speaks about domes...






sessions has 'no interest' in returning to senate, source says


closeattorney general's name had been floated as possible alternative to gop senate candidate roy moore; mike emanuel reports.not interested.that’s how u.s. attorney general jeff sessions feels about talk of him heading back to the senate to replace embattled alabama gop candidate roy moore, a source told fox news.according to the new york times, two white house officials floated the idea of replacing moore with sessions. republican alabama gov. kay ivey would appoint sessions to the vacant seat.“mr. sessions remains highly popular among alabama republicans, but his relationship with president trump has waned since he recused himself from the investigation of the role that russia played in last year’s campaign,” according to the times.but a source close to sessions told fox news, ...






sessions: meeting with russian envoy 'hyped beyond reason'; criticism 'unfair'


attorney general jeff sessions told fox news' "tucker carlson tonight" in an exclusive interview thursday that conversations between him and the russian ambassador to the u.s. had been "hyped beyond reason" by the media and criticism of them was "unfair.""i don’t believe anybody that was in that meeting would have seen or believed i said one thing that was improper or unwise," sessions told host tucker carlson. "it was really a sad thing to be attacked like that, but i think we’ve explained it and we intend to move forward."sessions spoke to fox news hours after he recused himself from “any existing or future investigations” regarding the 2016 presidential campaign. lawmakers from both parties had pressed sessions to step away from an ongoing probe into moscow meddling d...






comey reportedly told sessions: don't leave me alone with trump


then-fbi director james comey asked attorney general jeff sessions to keep him from being alone with president donald trump, the new york times and associated press reported tuesday night. the times, which first reported on comey's request to sessions, said it came after trump had asked comey in february to end an investigation into trump's first national security adviser, michael flynn.according to the paper, comey pulled sessions aside and told him that private interactions between the president and the fbi director were inappropriate. sessions reportedly responded that he could not guarantee that trump would not seek out comey again. the times report, which cited current and former law enforcement officials, added that comey did not specify his issue with trump in the conversation ...






the one big thing i still don’t get about jeff sessions’s answers on russia


attorney general jeff sessions told reporters at the justice department, march 2, that he was recusing himself from any investigation having to do with president trump's 2016 campaign. here are key moments from that news conference. (sarah parnass/the washington post)attorney general jeff sessions held a news conference thursday afternoon aimed at stopping the bleeding caused by revelations that he had not told the full truth about his contacts with russian officials during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. the big news was that sessions is recusing himself from any fbi investigations into the attempts by russia to influence the 2016 election.but there was one big question that sessions struggled to answer: why, when asked by minnesota democratic sen. al franken about contact..






sessions: border crossings down 60 percent due to 'trump's strong leadership'


attorney general jeff sessions told fox news' "the o'reilly factor" thursday that illegal border crossings "are down 60 percent, just because of president trump’s strong leadership."sessions also told host bill o'reilly that the administration would look at other possible actions against so-called "sanctuary cities" after he announced this week that federal funds would be cut off to locales that refuse to work with immigration and customs enforcement agents after detaining illegal immigrants.sessions takes aim at 'dangerous' sanctuary cities, warns on funding "we’re looking at other possibilities that would be detrimental to people," sessions said. "under the obama administration, they sent out grant notices that required people to assert they’re in compliance with the...






president trump has ‘total’ confidence in sessions


president trump said thursday that he has “total” confidence in attorney general jeff sessions, who has come under fire for not disclosing his contacts with the russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign.speaking aboard the aircraft carrier uss gerald ford in newport news, va., trump told reporters that he was not aware of sessions’s contact with the russian ambassador. trump also said that sessions “probably” testified truthfully during his confirmation hearing last month before the senate judiciary committee.asked whether sessions should recuse himself, trump added: “i don’t think so.”several top republican lawmakers have said that sessions should recuse himself from ongoing investigations into russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential c...






oops, cnn did it again


cnn on monday walked back an “exposé” on attorney general jeff sessions that turns out to have exposed nothing, except maybe the network’s own bias.see alsoyet more ammo for the 'fake news' critics here they go again — the news media, that is,... the original report back in may blared that sessions hadn’t listed those two meetings with russia’s ambassador on his fbi disclosure forms prior to his senate confirmation hearings. now cnn admits that the fbi told sessions not to list any of his dozens of meetings with other countries’ diplomats as part of his senatorial duties.to be fair, the may story did note the sessions camp’s claims about the fbi’s guidelines. but it also quoted a beltway “expert” as saying that sessions should’ve listed every meeting anyw...






ag jeff sessions recuses himself from russia investigation


washington — attorney general jeff sessions denied misleading the senate about meetings he had with a russian official, but said he’d recuse himself from any investigations of ties between the trump campaign and russia. "i have recused myself in the matters that deal with the trump campaign," he said at a hastily organized press conference thursday. "i should not be investigating a campaign i had a role in." president trump told reporters at a separate event that he had “total” confidence in his ag, but hadn’t been aware of sessions’ two meetings with russian ambassador sergey kislyev. asked if he thought sessions had told the truth during his confirmation hearing in january when he claimed he “did not have communications with the russians,” trump said ...






ag jeff sessions recuses himself from russia investigation


washington — attorney general jeff sessions denied misleading the senate about meetings he had with a russian official, but said he’d recuse himself from any investigations of ties between the trump campaign and russia. "i have recused myself in the matters that deal with the trump campaign," he said at a hastily organized press conference thursday. "i should not be investigating a campaign i had a role in." president trump told reporters at a separate event that he had “total” confidence in his ag, but hadn’t been aware of sessions’ two meetings with russian ambassador sergey kislyev. asked if he thought sessions had told the truth during his confirmation hearing in january when he claimed he “did not have communications with the russians,” trump said ...






the one big question jeff sessions still hasn’t answered


attorney general jeff sessions told reporters at the justice department, march 2, that he was recusing himself from any investigation having to do with president trump's 2016 campaign. here are key moments from that news conference. (video: sarah parnass/the washington post; photo: melina mara/the washington post)attorney general jeff sessions held a news conference thursday afternoon aimed at stopping the bleeding caused by revelations that he had not told the full truth about his contacts with russian officials during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. the big news was that sessions is recusing himself from any fbi investigations into the attempts by russia to influence the 2016 election.but there was one big question that sessions struggled to answer: why, when asked by min..






the knicks’ first point guard hope could be first to go


orlando, fla. — in the second quarter wednesday at amway center, jeff hornacek motioned to the bench. point guard ramon sessions popped up, started taking off his warm-up top. it was a false alarm. a knicks assistant told him to sit back down.either sessions misread hornacek’s intentions or, as the veteran said, “coach changed his mind.”it became another dnp for sessions, and his future as a knick is unclear. after starting the first three games, when the knicks began 0-3, he’s been pinned to his seat — only playing during garbage time of the blowout loss to the rockets.sessions has always been in a rotation in his 11 seasons, saying this is “a little adjustment.’’“i’ve played my whole career, first time in my 11 years this has actually happened,” sessions said in h...






sessions greeted in richmond by protesters


richmond — although jeff sessions came to town wednesday to talk about crime, the attorney general didn’t invite top virginia lawmakers. but his appearance did invite protests.about 70 people angered by sessions’s visit with state and federal law enforcement officers had gathered outside the downtown suntrust building by shortly after 9 a.m., bundled against the 25-degree cold.just down the hill from the state capitol, two delegates and a state senator — all democrats — told the crowd that sessions was not fit for his office.“mr. sessions, please do us all a public service by owning up to your history — from your attempt to intimidate black voters to your refusal to tell the truth to the judiciary committee about your contact with russian officials — and step down from thi...






lobbyist for russia contradicts key jeff sessions claim


a lobbyist for russian state-owned businesses says he attended two dinners hosted by jeff sessions — contradicting a key claim the u.s. attorney general made during his senate testimony this week. richard burt told the guardian on thursday that he went to two events with sessions and former gop officials during the 2016 campaign. but sessions said in his hearing that he did not “believe” he had contacts with any lobbyists working for russia during the presidential race. burt, who last year lobbied for a company controlled by russia’s state-owned gazprom energy conglomerate, said he was not sure whether sessions knew about his work with russia.jeff sessions ducks questions during senate testimony but he noted that his lobbying interests are in public records —...






report: sessions offered to resign amid tensions with trump


the relationship between president trump and his attorney general, jeff sessions, has become so frayed, sessions recently suggested that he could resign from his post, abc news reported tuesday, citing unnamed sources.trump reportedly turned down the offer. the reported offer was not a formal one.trump has been angry with sessions-- one of his most vocal and earliest supporters-- ever since sessions recused himself in march from the investigation into russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between moscow and trump campaign aides.sean spicer, the top white house spokesman, declined to say tuesday whether trump has confidence in sessions."i have not had that discussion with him," spicer told reporters during a white house briefing, adding: "if i hav...






ag sessions greeted in richmond by protesters


richmond -- though u.s. attorney general jeff sessions came to town wednesday to talk about crime, he didn’t invite top virginia lawmakers. but his appearance did invite protests. about 70 people angered by sessions’ visit with state and federal law enforcement officers had gathered outside the downtown suntrust building by shortly after 9 a.m., bundled against the 25 degree cold. just down the hill from the state capitol, two delegates and a state senator - all democrats -- told the crowd that sessions was not fit for his office. “mr. sessions, please do us all a public service by owning up to your history from your attempt to intimidate black voters to your refusal to tell the truth to the judiciary committee about your contact with russian officials and step down from this highest...






reports: sessions offered to resign amid tensions with trump


the relationship between president trump and his attorney general, jeff sessions, has become so frayed, sessions recently suggested that he could resign from his post, multiple media reports said on tuesday.trump reportedly turned down the offer. the reported offer was not a formal one, the wall street journal reported.trump has been angry with sessions-- one of his most vocal and earliest supporters-- ever since sessions recused himself in march from the investigation into russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between moscow and trump campaign aides.sean spicer, the top white house spokesman, declined to say tuesday whether trump has confidence in sessions."i have not had that discussion with him," spicer told reporters during a white house brief...






trump has ‘total’ confidence in jeff sessions amid calls for attorney general’s


president trump stood by his attorney general jeff sessions on march 2, amid a growing storm over revelations that sessions met last year with russia's ambassador but did not disclose the contacts in senate testimony. (reuters)president trump said thursday that he has “total” confidence in attorney general jeff sessions, who has come under fire for not disclosing his contacts with the russian ambassador to the united states during his senate confirmation hearing.speaking aboard the aircraft carrier uss gerald ford in newport news, va., trump told reporters that he was not aware of sessions's contact with the russian ambassador. he also said that sessions “probably” testified truthfully before congress.asked whether sessions should recuse himself from ongoing investigations of ru...






sessions reportedly told white house he may quit if trump fires rosenstein


attorney general jeff sessions reportedly told the white house he may quit if trump fires deputy ag rod rosenstein.  (ap) attorney general jeff sessions reportedly told the white house that he may quit should president trump fire deputy ag rod rosenstein -- the latest in a tense standoff between the white house and the justice department.trump has repeatedly attacked both sessions and rosenstein and renewed that criticism after the april 9 raid this month on the office and hotel room of his personal attorney michael cohen -- a move signed off on by rosenstein, who is now overseeing special counsel robert mueller's russia probe. sources told fox news that rosenstein told trump he is not a target of the investigation into cohen.immediately after the raid, trump descr...






jeff sessions told white house he might quit if rod rosenstein is fired, reports


sessions told white house counsel donald mcgahn that he may leave if trump fires rosenstein, the washington post and wall street journal reported.         






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,






sessions belly flops, clintonesque, into the swamp


closeskip in skipxembedxshare us attorney general jeff sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he'd had no communications with russia during the campaign. the justice department confirms he spoke with russia's us ambassador twice. apit’s the kind of excuse a kid might try to make when his mom catches him dancing around the truth. or one that hearkens back to a former president.in the case of attorney general jeff sessions, it depends on what your definition of “communications” is.sessions was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts the trump campaign may have had with russian officials, something that has become more and more important as we investigate the russian hacking efforts to interfere with the election process.sessions told sen. al franken,