Sessions: I Have Not Been Interviewed By Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Sessions: I Have Not Been Interviewed By Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The revelation came after some squirming by Sessions as Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.

When Session testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June, he also cited confidentiality when asked about his role in the administration.

"I'm not sure that is covered by it", Sessions said, "but I will look".

Many legal scholars think this is a dubious use of executive privilege.

"You're not aware that the special counsel has contacted your office?" Sessions wouldn't answer a question from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) grilled him during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about his interactions with the Mueller probe thus far. The implication (as pointed out by former Obama DOJ aide Matthew Miller on Twitter) is that Mueller's investigators have asked Sessions for an interview, but he hasn't agreed to it yet.

The directive Sessions announced earlier this month instructs federal agencies to accommodate "to the greatest extent" possible the claims of people who say their religious freedoms are being violated ― removing their burden to prove that their beliefs are sincerely held, which could make it easier for their beliefs to override the civil rights of queer people.

Sessions has formally recused himself from issues related to the Russian Federation investigation, a decision which angered the president, but he was interrogated on Wednesday on how rigorously he had observed his recusal.

"With respect to potential assertions of executive privilege on behalf of the president, we wish to put you on notice that any reasonable period of abeyance on numerous issues about which you will be asked has long elapsed", they wrote. "I'm a bit curious", Sessions asked in reply. We prepared those recommendations and submitted it to the president. "I don't think there was any discussion about the details of the campaign".

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For his part, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the committee's Republican chairman, said he was resigned to Democrats' efforts to cover a lot of old ground. The attorney general said he had only read about it "in the papers" and not paid much attention. "I think that's possible". Mr. Comey had many talents.

FEINSTEIN: What exactly did President Trump tell you was his reason for firing Director Comey? "I'm asking you the question has your office been contacted to request an interview with you by the special counsel?"

SESSIONS: That's what I can tell you. We had an encounter there and he asked for an appointment in my office later. And we were asked to provide it, and we did.

"Did the president ever mention to you his concern about lifting the cloud on the Russian Federation investigation?" asked Sen.

Lawmakers grew frustrated with Sessions on Tuesday, particularly Sen.

FEINSTEIN But you don't deny that there was a communication?

He said he's always given a "good-faith response" to questions about Russian interference in the USA election, and he said it's not fair for Franken to suggest otherwise.

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