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Mike Pence: 'Full Confidence' in Jeff Sessions

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By    |   Friday, 03 Mar 2017 04:04 PM

Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose his meetings last year with the Russian ambassador.

"I was not aware that Jeff Sessions met with the ambassador, nor would I have expected to be," Pence told reporters while on a stop with House Speaker Paul Ryan in Janesville, Wis. "The president and I have full confidence in him.

"Like the president said, he could have answered the question more clearly, but it was clearly unintentional," the vice president added. "I think he is corrected the record appropriately — and we're very confident in his ability to lead this agency and respect his decision to recuse himself."

Sessions, 70, recused himself Thursday of any possible investigations of the Trump administration's ties to Russia after news reports that he had met twice with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year.

The attorney general quickly said, however, that: "I do not confirm or deny any investigation."

Pence also reiterated the Trump administration's commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare.

"We're going to repeal and replace Obamacare," he said. "At the same time, we're going to replace Obamacare with the kind of solutions that will lower the cost of health insurance for every American.

"It will be an orderly transition to a new and better healthcare program — and ensures that we don't leave anyone behind and gives states the resources and flexibility to meet the needs to help the most vulnerable.

"President [Donald] Trump said this week that Congress is responding — and we look forward to ending Obamacare and ushering in at the same time a healthcare system that will serve the needs of the American people in the long term."

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