This isn’t the first time, Democratic Senator Al Franken as gone after the Attorney General accusing him of Russian collusion, but it is fair to say Sessions has had enough of it.
Jeff Sessions, who was can be heard saying ‘Give me a break’ and ‘I don’t have to sit here’, was simply trying to answer Franken’s questions. The conversation escalated slightly when Franken claimed Sessions was ‘cutting him off’ while Sessions was speaking.
after Sessions’ testimony Wednesday, the Justice Department told Fox News that Franken’s claim that they “declined to comment on the veracity” of July 21, 2017, Washington Post story that claimed Sessions met with the Russian ambassador at the Mayflower Hotel and discussed the Trump campaign was “not accurate.”
Sessions continued to say Wednesday that his initial response was “refined directly to the suggestion of a continuous exchange of information” between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.
“Which did not happen, at least not to my knowledge, and not with me, and that’s why I responded the way I did,” Sessions said. “And I’m disappointed, yes—you can say what you want to about the accuracy of it, but I think it was a good faith response to a dramatic event at the time and I don’t think it’s fair for you to suggest otherwise.”
But Franken pressed on—even sparring, briefly, with committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, over a number of time Sessions had to respond in relation to the time he was given for questioning.
Sessions slammed Franken for having “10 minutes” of “improperly framing” the situation and his responses.
“I have committed myself to a high level of public service to reach the highest level of ethics and decency in my service,” Sessions said. “You have now gone through this long talk that I believe is totally unfair to me.”