Attorney General Jeff Sessions got angry in front of the before the House Judiciary Committee when Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu of California called him out for lying about his contacts with the Russian government.
Lieu noted that Sessions wrote on his security clearance form that he did not have any contacts within the last seven years with foreign government officials, even though Sessions met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2016.
Sessions blamed that lie on his executive assistant:
What I was told by my executive assistant when we did this form earlier, and then again when I was nominated for attorney general, is that the FBI authority says members of Congress and… government officials meeting people on an official basis, we were not required to list all these contacts.
Lieu said that was not true, and recalled that Sessions testified under oath in front a Senate committee that he had not met with any Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, which was also not true:
That’s exactly the opposite answer you gave under oath to the U.S. Senate. So again, either you are lying to the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives.
Sessions grew angry and claimed that his false answer to the Senate was in response to “the shocking suggestion that I, as a surrogate, was meeting on a continuing basis with Russian officials and the implication was to impact the campaign in some sort of nefarious way.”
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