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 USA 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. Sessions denied media reports that there might have been a third meeting.
"There was a clear view of my and of Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein as he set out at some length in his memorandum which I adopted and sent forward to the president that we had problems there. and it was my best judgment that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the appropriate thing to do and when asked I said that to the president".
During an interview with NBC News, President Trump said he fired former FBI director James Comey because of his handling of the Russian Federation investigation. Richard Burr, R-N.C., listen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.
CNN's bias was clear and evident, claiming that Sessions was "Using all the skills in filibustering and diversion that he learned in years as an Alabama senator" and "provided resistance that may offer a boost to a crisis-weary White House that has been unable to shrug off the dark cloud over the Russia investigation" despite the lack of evidence of any Russian collusion.
"It's unacceptable that Sessions - the top law enforcement official in the country - can not name his legal basis for evading questions", Harris, a former Attorney General of California, said on Twitter.
Sessions, who had been named to Trump's national security advisory board the previous month, said he "came there as a interested person, very anxious to see how President Trump would do in his first major foreign policy address - I believe he'd only given one major speech before, that one, maybe, at the Jewish AIPAC event".
Meanwhile, rumors were swirling that Trump is about to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Al Franken. In January, during his confirmation hearing, Sessions told the Minnesota Democrat that he "did not have communications with the Russians".
Sessions' testimony did not provide any damaging new information on Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation or on Comey's dismissal, but his refusal to discuss conversations with Trump raised fresh questions about whether the White House has something to hide. However, evading the answer, Sessions continued to talk about principles of the policy. This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me.
Mr Trump is said to have watched the hearing on Air Force One en route to Wisconsin, where he was promoting jobs growth and fundraising for the re-election of Governor Scott Walker.
He said he felt okay leaving Comey alone with the president in the Oval Office.
On another hot-button issue, Sen.
"I do not" Sessions said when asked if he knows whether the president records his conversations or not.
According to Comey, Trump said of Flynn: "He is a good guy". "I don't know, Sen". Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) accused Sessions of impeding the Senate's investigations, the Los Angeles Times reported.