Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended himself Tuesday against allegations he misled Congress about his knowledge of communications between Russians and members of President Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election cycle, according to The Associated Press.
Sessions, “in a raised voice and defiant tone, strongly defended himself.”
“In all of my testimony, I can only do my best to answer all of your questions as I understand them and to the best of my memory,” Sessions said in prepared remarks to the House Judiciary Committee, according to the AP. “But I will not accept, and reject, accusations that I have ever lied under oath. That is a lie."
Sessions, the head of a foreign policy advisory council for the Trump campaign, has in the past said he did not recall meetings with Carter Page, who said he told Sessions he planned a meeting in Russia.
Sessions also said he did not remember a meeting with another aide on the foreign policy council, George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI. Sessions now recalled he told Papadopoulos “that he was not authorized to represent the Trump campaign with the Russian government.”