Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Tuesday tried to steer Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee away from questions regarding the attorney general’s failure to disclose at least two meeting with the Russian ambassador, asking head of the United States Department of Justice is "he likes spy fiction,” or “Jason Bourne or James Bond movies.”


“No,” Sessions said, as attendees in the chamber laughed. “Yes, I do,” the attorney general abruptly corrected.

“Have you ever in any of these fantastical situations heard of a plot line so ridiculous that a sitting United States senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded … with hundred of other people to pull of the greatest caper in the history of espionage?” Cotton pressed.

“Thank you for saying this Sen. Cotton,” Sessions replied. “It’s just like through the looking glass. I mean, what is this?”

The—to borrow Sen. Cotton’s term—“ridiculous” exchange unsurprisingly ignited the Internet, with users taking to Twitter to slam the senator’s line of questioning.

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