Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today regarding alleged collusion with the Trump administration and Russia.
He stated he did not hear anything that indicated the Russians were involved in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, nor had he been asked to commit any illegal acts since he had accepted the position of attorney general.
Sessions was asked by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) if he knew on May 9th that Trump intended to fire now former FBI director James Comey. He explained that the president did ask him and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein for their opinions beforehand.
He confirmed that all three men’s opinions on Comey were consistent but reminded the committee that he cannot discuss private conversations with the president due to Department of Justice guidelines.
On today’s “Chris Salcedo Show,” Chris Salcedo remarked that Democrats have yet to ask why Comey felt he should leak memos he made about Trump’s discussions with him, but not about instructions given to him by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to refer to the investigation into democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton as a “matter.”
He felt the testimony by Sessions -- and Comey himself -- so far paints Comey as someone who was serving the Democrats only. Lynch’s direction made him feel “queasy,” but no memo was leaked to the press in that instance.