Sessions has landed center stage in the ongoing controversy and criminal investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation because of a question Minnesota Senator Al Franken asked five months ago.
He came out swinging during his opening statement, saying that while he recused himself from any investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential election, he did not recuse himself from defending his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations".
Earlier in the hearing on Tuesday, Sessions denied that assertion, saying he did not recall meeting with Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, where Trump gave a foreign-policy speech past year. On Tuesday, Sessions declined to say.
Democrats have seized on the possibility of a third meeting at that event to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador.
The attorney general confirmed elements of Comey's dramatic testimony before the same panel last week while disputing others.
Sessions insisted he stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation because he was a principal adviser to the Trump campaign, not because he did something wrong or was a subject of the probe.
27-story London apartment block ablaze
In a statement posted on Facebook, the service said the "fire is from the second floor to the top floor of the 27 floor building". A firefighter checks damage after a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, in west London, Wednesday June 14, 2017.
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Experts have already confirmed that the two-headed porpoise died shortly after its birth, according to the New Scientist . Dr Kompanje said: 'There is simply not enough room in the body of the female to give room to more than one fetus'.
Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador.
The core of the letter directly refutes Comey's testimony that he was never notified and gave consistent reasons for Sessions's recusal, based on his work with the Trump campaign.
"I took it as a concern that he might be asked something that was improper", Sessionssaid, adding that he told Comey to follow Justice Department policy regarding interactions with White House officials. But he said that the two never substantially talked.
Sessions repeatedly refused to discuss private conversations with Trump on a wide variety of topics.
Comey responded to the President's mention of the Russian Federation investigation. This was hard due to the fact that the president has not invoked executive privilege to prevent his communications with Sessions from becoming public. The admission led to his recusal from the Department of Justice's investigation into Russian collusion.
Comey testified last week that Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with President Donald Trump again.
"We have not had the attorney general in front of us, and have not had the opportunity to question Attorney General Sessions either about the ongoing operations of the Department of Justice under his leadership, which is supposed to appear before us every year, or about this specific issue relating to the firing of Jim Comey", said Coons. Republican U.S. Susan Collins questioned whether Sessions violated his recusal from the Russian Federation probe when he recommended Comey's dismissal.
Throughout the hearing Sessions dodged questions on a panoply of topics using his dubious interpretation of executive privilege. Sessions took questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about the role he played in firing FBI Director James Comey .
A law enforcement official said the shooting is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president and vice president are aware of the developing situation.
He has scored in consecutive England games for the first time since September 2015 against San Marino and Switzerland. He was consulted for Varane's red-card offence and the penalty kick that resulted from it.
While the borough is one of the most affluent in London , North Kensington is a particularly deprived district. The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate in Latimer Road was reported at 01:16 local time.
"I decided along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ...the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding", he said . So far, European countries have largely stayed on the sidelines in the dispute involving several of their allies.
It was obvious coming into the game that the Cavaliers needed to play their best game of the season in order to win. Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them a year ago , squandering a 3-1 series lead.
Minecraft's original PC game of " Minecraft : Java Edition " will remain separate, though the company will continue to support it. Minecraft - the demographic playing that, you know as well as I do, it's all ages but it's also very young.
"The police have said at this stage they are concerned the building could collapse", said Joanna O'Conner who lives in the area. Our thoughts go to the people who lived in the building and their families.
Les titres des quotidiens nationaux ne laissent aucun doute sur la couleur de la future " chambre bleu Macron " ( L'Humanité ). A Paris, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet parvient au second tour mais est en ballotage très défavorable derrière le candidat REM .
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"The difference between my situation is - well, the best thing with Golden State's situation is a lot of their guys are drafted. James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and on one trip threw the ball off the backboard to himself for a dunk.
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Les esprits s'échauffent aussi: David West et Tristan Thompson sont tout près d'en venir aux mains, et reçoivent, ainsi que J.R. Pour rappel en 2015, les Warriors avaient bien sacrifié à la tradition en se rendant auprès de Barack Obama, après leur sacre.