'Any Russians?': Sessions cracks up room with Russia investigation jokes

'Any Russians?': Sessions cracks up room with Russia investigation jokes

"I get frustrated, too", Sessions said, but vowed his "department will not make decisions based on politics" and will not confirm investigations to get a few "cheap headlines".

Kislayk's statement has added significance because Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to be bogged down by his meetings with the Russian Ambassador. Anybody been to Russian Federation?

The joke is that Sessions testified to the Senate that he didn't meet with any Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign when he, in fact, had met with Kislyak at the very hotel where he was speaking.

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She also got asked about the distinction and responded, "Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't". Trump has weighed in on the Moore controversy, she reminded them.

Sessions recused himself from the federal investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, which focuses in part on whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

As recently as Tuesday, in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Sessions defended the answer he gave at his confirmation hearing about whether he had contacts with Russians during the Trump campaign. Sessions asked at a conference of lawyers hosted by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization. Sessions said sarcastically, referring to the Russian ambassador to the United States, whose first name is Sergey. Besides Sessions, Kislyak met with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser; and Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. That's where Sessions spoke Friday.

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