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EXTRA Sessions rejects accusations that he lied on Russia contacts

Europe
14.11.2017
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Washington (dpa) - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions insisted he had always told the truth amid questions about his past remarks on contact between President Donald Trump‘s campaign and Russia.

"I will not accept and reject accusations that I have ever lied. That is a lie," Sessions told the House of Representatives‘ Judiciary Committee.

He said he had always answered lawmakers‘ questions as he understood them and noted the difficulty of recalling exact details of minor conversations conducted more than a year ago during the chaotic Trump campaign.

He noted he had not at first recalled a meeting at which a foreign policy aide had suggested a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that his memory had been jogged by news reports. He said he had shot down the suggestion as inappropriate.

 

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