Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Attorney general cracks jokes about perjuring himself

Attorney general cracks jokes about perjuring himself

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions showed Friday that all the speculation sparked by investigations into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation hasn't affected his sense of humor. The U.S. intelligence community has long stated that it did. But most important, this is no longer about us. Sessions said, drawing laughter from the crowd attending the National Lawyers Convention.

"This is no longer about me", Kisylak said, according to CNBC.

However, Kislyak reportedly told Kremlin officials their conversations involved "campaign-related matters" and "policy issues "important" to Russia, The Washington Post reported in July".

Sessions said that he had met Kislyak twice a year ago but that he was forced to accept the meetings only after news reports about the meeting came out, contradicting his statement during his confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians".

President Trump brought Kislyak into the Oval Office in May- the representative of the Kremlin could have come into contact with any number of Trump administration officials at the White House that day
Attorney general cracks jokes about perjuring himself

His jokes came three days after testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, where Democrats pressed him over what they described as contradictory statements he has made about Russian contacts.

"Is Ambassador Kislyak in the room", Sessions said Friday, referring to the former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Sessions had previously denied having any knowledge of campaign officials meeting with Russians.

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