Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) faced off against Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a contentious hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Minnesota Democrat asked Sessions to explain why he continued walking back his denial of contacts with Russia during the campaign, and the attorney general sputtered.
“First it was, ‘I did not have communications with the Russians,'” Franken said. “Which was not true. Then it was, ‘I never met with any Russians to discuss any political campaign,’ which may or may not be true. Now it’s, ‘I did not discuss interference in the campaign,’ which further narrows your initial blanket denial about meeting with the Russians. Since you have qualified your denial to say that you did not ‘discuss issues of the campaign with Russians,’ what in your view constitutes issues of the campaign?”
Sessions proceeded to move the goalposts again.
“Well, let’s say this without hesitation that I conducted no improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding the campaign or any other item facing this country,” Sessions said.
The two men argued repeatedly about the time allotted for their questions and answers, and Sessions suggested Franken had insulted him by pressing him to explain answers from his confirmation hearing that turned out to be untrue.
“I don’t have to sit here and listen to (this),” Sessions said, “without having a chance to respond. Give me a break.”
He argued that his answers about serving as a Trump campaign surrogate were incomplete because he was tired from testifying six hours during his confirmation hearing.
“I felt a need to respond and I responded on the spot,” Sessions said. “It’s been six hours in the hearing. It’s at the end of the day, and I said I’m not aware of those activities — and I wasn’t and am not. I don’t believe they occurred.”
There are still Trump White House staff secretly trying to save the US from Trump: Ex-National Security Adviser
Former National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday and reassured the world that there are still secret members in the White House that are trying to protect the country from the likes of President Donald Trump.
Speaking to Scott Pelley, McMaster explained that he thinks the world now sees the United States as "weak and divided," something that Russian President Vladimir Putin has worked toward since 2016, according to intelligence reports.
Trump’s campaign reveals just how very little money they have left
Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his campaign brought in a massive campaign haul during the Democratic convention last month ahead of the August campaign finance filing. President Donald Trump has attempted to keep his campaign numbers hidden with a late filing, and by Sunday evening it was clear why.
Trump's total haul for August, when he got a week's worth of free media from the Republican convention, was just $61.7 million. The campaign spent almost all of it, $61.2 million.
The campaign still has about $900,000 in debt. His cash on hand is just $121 million in the bank.
Someone created a tile mosaic panel to rename the 50th Street Subway station in NYC after Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There continue to be amazing acts of love and honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg across the world and another one has popped up in New York City.
ABC7 discovered that someone created a tile mosaic at the 50th Street subway station so it says RUth Street instead.
Flowers, cards, chalk messages signs and more continue to be left at the Supreme Court for a massive memorial that has started curving around the building. After the first night where mourners sat on the steps and sang, security blocked off the steps and the memorial began to grow with hundreds of things being left.