Attorney General Jeff Sessions got into a heated exchange with a Democratic Congresswoman during his Congressional testimony on Tuesday, fiercely defending his previous statements before the Intelligence Committee and re-affirming he had “never met with or had any conversation with any Russians.”
Sessions was speaking with the House Judiciary Committee when he was pressed by Rep. Sheila Jackson on his previous comments regarding the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia, asking if he wished to “revise” his statement following recent revelations that a staff volunteer had once inquired about a possible meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Yes or no, does he wish to change his testimony in the Intelligence Committee?” asked Jackson.
“I would just say this: I stand by this testimony at the Intelligence Committee,” Sessions fired-back. “I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with the campaign or election in the United States. Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign.”
Watch the heated exchange above.