Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
Sessions told the committee that he any claims that he colluded with Russia in campaign is an “appalling and detestable lie.”
Attorney General Sessions: Let me state this clearly, colleagues. I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States. Furthermore, I have any known knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign… The suggestion that I participated in any collusion, that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government, to hurt this country that I have served with honor for 35 years or to undermine the integrity of our Democratic process is an appalling and detestable lie.
"An appalling and detestable lie" – US Attorney General Jeff Sessions insists he never met with Russian officials https://t.co/2ejNvhlgls pic.twitter.com/1cNDKOTA6X
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 13, 2017
THIS is why @jeffsessions wanted to testify publicly-a firm denial of any knowledge of any collusion w/ Russians & a firm pushback overall
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) June 13, 2017