Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions says it’s a Lie to Call Him a Liar

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had a tough year.

He’s become a political lightning rod for nothing other than being one of the first major politicians to support President Trump’s campaign. He’s been called dishonorable, he’s been called a liar, he’s even been called a colluder.

On Tuesday, the AG was back before a House hearing and he took the opportunity to defend himself from these spurious attacks.

Sessions argued that he’s always been truthful and as forth-coming as he could be. He also explained that even when Congress has become concerned with his testimony, the differing details have only proven him right. For example, he forgot to mention that George Papadopoulos (a low-level intern) had suggested setting up a meeting between the campaign and Putin… but in that meeting Sessions rejected the idea out of hand saying it would be inappropriate for Trump to meet with Putin (or their representatives).

take our poll - story continues below

Should Jim Acosta have gotten his press pass back?

  • Should Jim Acosta have gotten his press pass back?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Constitution updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Watch Obama Trash the USA 18 Different Times During His Recent Trip Abroad

“My answers have not changed. I have always told the truth. And I have answered every question as I understood them to the best of my recollection, as I will continue to do today…

I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter, but I did not recall this event, which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago, and would gladly have reported it had I remembered it, because I pushed back against his suggestion that I thought may have been improper.”

Sessions also explained that the Trump campaign was unlike any other campaign he’d ever been a part of and that made it difficult to keep everything that has happened over the last year straight.

“It was a brilliant campaign, I think in many ways, but it was a form of chaos every day from day one. We traveled to sometimes several places in one day. Sleep was in short supply. And I was still a full time senator with a very full schedule.

This year, I have spent close to 20 hours testifying before Congress,” he continued. “I have been asked to remember details from a year ago, such as who I saw on what day, and who said what and when. In all of my testimony, I can only do m best to answer your questions as I understand them, and to the best of my ability.

But I can not accept, and reject accusations that I have ever lied. That is a lie. Let me be clear: I have at all times conducted myself honorably, and in a manner consistent with the high standards of the office of Attorney General, which I revere.

You can see Sessions’ full testimony before Congress in the video below:

Tags 🇺🇸

I am the supreme law of the United States. Originally comprising seven articles, I delineate the national frame of government. My first three articles entrench the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Articles Four, Five and Six entrench concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to ratify it. I am regarded as the oldest written and codified constitution in force of the world.

Please leave your comments below

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.