Jun 15 2017
'In retrospect in looking at it I think it was more egregious than I may have even understood at the time, ' Sessions said Tuesday.
"He told me repeatedly that he had talked to lots of people about me, including our current attorney general, and had learned that I was doing a great job and that I was extremely well-liked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation workforce", Comey told the committee.
Sessions' clash with the Democratic senators was the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged Trump in his first five months as president and distracted from his domestic policy agenda including major healthcare and tax cut initiatives.
On another hot-button issue, Sen.
"I can't discuss with you the nature of private conversations I may have had with the president".
Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the USA or conversations with any Russian officials about the US election that sent Donald Trump to the White House. During his testimony, the Attorney General was asked if he had been given some of the details about the "active measures" used by Russian Federation to interfere in the US elections - his answer was, no, as Sessions said he had stayed away from anything to do with the matter, to honor his recusal as Attorney General.
Whether executive privilege is invoked "depends on the scope of the questions", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Monday.
Here's a look at the top quotes from Sessions' hearing.
When asked by Sen.
The attorney general, who recommended Comey be fired, declined to discuss his conversations with the president on the subject, citing a "longstanding policy" that Justice officials not comment on such private discussions. The FBI is part of the Justice Department that Sessions heads.
"Without in any way suggesting I had any conversations concerning pardons, totally apart from that", he told Feinstein, "there are privileges of communication within the Department of Justice that we share, all of us do".
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Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the SCO as a full member state. The UN Secretary General also called on the Prime Minister.
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Northam, a low-key pediatric neurologist, won running as a pragmatist with state's Democratic establishment's firm support. One of the most common critiques Gillespie has received has been his unwillingness to run on a Trump-friendly platform.
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Labour won 262 seats in the general election, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats. I'm very proud to lead this party. "Other personnel issues are for other days", she said when asked about their future.
Sessions maintained that he had not been briefed on the Russian Federation investigation between the time of his February swearing-in and his March 2 recusal.
When asked whether this DOJ custom had a written source, a DOJ official pointed CNN to two 1982 memoranda. Senator Harris, let him answer. "The basis for this historical practice is laid out in the 1982 memos from President Reagan and then-Assistant Attorney General Olson".
At other times, Sessions explained that he was merely out of the loop. I never met with them.
"I affirmed his concern that we should be following the proper guidelines of the Department of Justice. You don't walk into any committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with President of United States".
Legal experts said there was some merit to Sessions' argument. He answered numerous questions with claims that he couldn't "recall" the answer or "couldn't remember". Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) accusing Sessions of obstructing a congressional investigation.
Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts previous year, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump.
Sessions hedged nearly all of his answers about whether/when he met with Russians, or why he was involved in firing Comey, or how he feels about the president's decisions, with: "I don't recall" or "I believe so" or "maybe".
Following his testimony, CNN reported that Sessions has simply not discussed with the White House whether Trump had made a decision to invoke executive privilege regarding their conversations. "Now you're not answering questions". But essentially, any member of the executive branch can invoke it. Richard Burr, committee chairman to Sessions before his opening testimony.
It's unfair to say that the Trump administration is failing to make any progress. "That's much more of a gray area".
In his testimony last week, Comey said he and Trump had a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on February 14 about the investigation into the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Jun 14 2017
Verizon Takes Over Yahoo To Complete $4.5 Billion Deal
Since she took control in 2012, the company did more than triple its stock price, and Mayer noted that in her goodbye post. This is likely due to the number of hacks that were made public after Verizon announced the acquisition previous year .
Jun 13 2017
Taylor Swift Brings Back Her Albums On Spotify Plus Other Streaming Services
Paid streaming services are now the largest contributor of music sales in the US. The pair have had "Bad Blood" for years.
Jun 13 2017
Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results
May has said she intends to stay as prime minister despite failing to win a Conservative majority in the election. And yet government insiders said the two presided over a " toxic and bullying" environment at Downing Street.
Jun 13 2017
Shadow of the Colossus remake announced for the PlayStation 4
Originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005, " Shadow of the Colossus " is something of a landmark in gaming history. Take a look at the trailer here! The trailer showcased Wander's battle against several of the game's attractive colossi.
Jun 12 2017
United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority
The start of Brexit talks due on June 19 risk being pushed back, as the Conservatives debate whether to rethink their strategy . Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit.
Jun 12 2017
Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key
The DUP opposes same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where it is not legal. But for now, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says reports of a plot to remove May herself is " tripe ".
Jun 12 2017
Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . King: "Why are you not answering?" Mark Warner of Virginia, said in his opening statement.
Jun 12 2017
Cosby's accuser denies they were romantically involved
For years Cosby was feted by millions as "America's Dad" for his role as a lovable obstetrician and father on The Cosby Show . But Constand said she was returning calls Cosby made to her university-issued cellphone about the basketball team.
Jun 11 2017
May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory MPs their seats
The result ended his career and shocked Europe. "It is not the outcome any of us would have wanted in the Conservative Party". Following the Brexit referendum, the snap polls represent the second disastrous election called by a Tory PM in two years.
Jun 11 2017
London bridge attackers tried to get a larger truck: Cops
Also in the van were 13 Molotov cocktails and two blow torches to ignite them - which could also fit the siege theory. The question remains how the men met and knew one another but police said Saturday they did not suspect a wider plot.
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