Angus King

Witcover: Sessions digs in, in defense of himself and Trump

Witcover: Sessions digs in, in defense of himself and Trump

Beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions, recused from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the firing of FBI Director James Comey, faced the lions before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week and survived with barely a scratch.

For more than two hours before the television cameras on Capitol Hill, the wide-eyed former Alabama senator clung to his script of non-involvement. He said his meetings with the Russian ambassador during and after the campaign had nothing to do with pressures of what President Donald Trump has termed the “Russian thing" that has created a "cloud" hanging over his presidency.

Mr. Sessions indignantly...

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