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Sen. Franken: Sessions Committed Perjury During Confirmation Hearing

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017 06:36 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury during his confirmation hearing when he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador, Sen. Al Franken told CNN on Tuesday.

"It's hard to come to any other conclusion," Franken said on "The Lead" with Jake Tapper.

Sessions last week said he was recusing himself from any investigations related to President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign after reports surfaced he had spoken with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak while helping campaign for Trump.

"I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States," Sessions told reporters, adding that his announcement "should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation."

In a letter to Congress Monday, Sessions defended his answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee as "correct" and said he "did not mention communications (he) had had with the Russian ambassador over the years because the question did not ask about them."

Franken told Tapper that Sessions' response was "ridiculous."

"It's not a clarification at all," he said.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury during his confirmation hearing when he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador, Sen. Al Franken told CNN on Tuesday.
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