A Tough Day For Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday refused to answer senators’ questions about his conversations with President Trump about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russia’s election meddling, citing executive privilege. “I’m just not able to comment,” Sessions said. Democrats have maintained that because Trump did not invoke the privilege himself, the attorney general is not required to adhere to it. Sessions faced intense pressure from senators including Vermont’s Patrick Leahy (D), who forced Sessions to admit he has not yet been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation, and Minnesota’s Al Franken (D), who accused Sessions of “moving the goal posts” with “morphing” accounts of his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.

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