Did Sessions break the law by denying knowledge of Russian Federation contacts?

Did Sessions break the law by denying knowledge of Russian Federation contacts?

Sessions is due to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in his testimony, Sessions disappointed congressional Republicans by saying that the Justice Department would need a "factual basis" to appoint a second special counsel tasked with investigating Hillary Clinton's role in the Uranium One deal, and that no such basis now exists. "Goodlatte took particular aim at former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey, asking for a second special counsel to evaluate the leaks he directed about his conversations with President Trump, among other things". People close to the White House believe Mr. Sessions can stop the president from firing him by appointing a special counsel to investigate the uranium deal.

"I'm really not involved with the Justice Department, I'd like to let it run itself", Trump said. That time, he said he conducted no "improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country", though he allowed it was possible in one of his conversations "some comment was made about what Trump's positions were".

"Hopefully they are doing something and at some point, maybe we are going to all have it out", Trump said.

Mr Page's trip has drawn scrutiny in inquiries into Russia's meddling in the 2016 United States election. Goodlatte said in his opening remarks that he felt Sessions had generally done a good job in his first nine months as attorney general, though he noted his tenure had "not been without difficulty".

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It was not the first time that Sessions, who was a senior Trump campaign aide and Republican senator, has revised his comments about contact between the campaign and Russian Federation.

The decision to examine those matters raises questions about whether Mr. Trump is trying to use the Justice Department to investigate his political rivals and distract from the special counsel's investigation into his presidential campaign. Since then former Trump campaign aides Paul J. Manafort Jr. and Richard W. Gates III have been indicted by Mueller's fishing expedition for wrongdoings like tax evasion that are unrelated to the campaign. His letter, signed by 19 other Republicans, said that Judiciary Committee members were concerned that Mueller might not have a broad enough mandate to investigate other election-related matters, which he said included actions taken by Comey, Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

In his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions had pledged to senators he would recuse himself from matters involving Clinton, given his involvement with the Trump campaign.

Boyd said the investigations include issues raised in the committee's letters and the inspector general will "determine whether he should expand the scope of his investigation based on the information contained in those letters".

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