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Sessions is not backing down on his answer about speaking with Russian officials

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 10: Senate Armed Services Committee Member U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) talks with reporters after being briefed by military officals about the prisoner exchange that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at the U.S. Capitol June 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The trade of Bergdahl for five senior Taliban officials has angered some members of Congress because they were not informed of the swap beforehand. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

According to The Hill, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not backing down from the answers he gave during his confirmation hearing about whether or not he had communications with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


“My answer was correct,” Sessions wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he used to further explain his testimony.

The former Alabama senator said he was answering a specific question posed by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during his January confirmation hearing about ongoing talks between Trump associates and Russian government representatives during the campaign.

“I did not mention communications I had had with the Russian ambassador over the years because the question did not ask about them,” Sessions wrote.

Since the news broke that Sessions at one point had contact with Russian diplomats - though not in the capacity that was asked of him - Democrats have attempted to use this information to demand that Sessions resign from his freshly acquired post.

This entire episode has caused Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation into Moscow's involvement into the 2016 elections. This has apparently angered President Donald Trump, who believes that there was no reason for Sessions to remove himself from the matter.

Regardless of his recusal, Sessions maintains that his answer is 100 percent correct and truthful.

"I answered the question, which asked about a 'continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government,' honestly,'' he said.

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