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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sessions is the first member of President Trump's Cabinet known to have been questioned by the special counsel's office in its investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior confirmed Sessions' interview to NPR on Tuesday. Sessions cooperated voluntarily. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he was "not at all concerned" about Sessions' interview and that he didn't talk to the attorney general about the session. The special counsel's office declined to comment. In the attorney general's meeting, which was first reported by The New York Times, Sessions answered questions about the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians and their proxies during the 2016 presidential campaign. The Times also reported that Mueller's office spoke with former FBI Director James Comey last year.

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"Mr. Mueller's interest in Mr. Sessions shows how the president's own actions helped prompt a broader inquiry. What began as a Justice Department counterintelligence investigation into Russia's election interference is now also an examination of whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct the inquiry, and the nation's top law enforcement officer is a witness in the case."

www.nytimes.com

"It's looking more and more like Jeff Sessions is doing Trump's political dirty work"

www.washingtonpost.com

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-23 01:49 PM | Reply

I hope his memory has improved.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-23 01:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#2

Funny stuff, Gal. He looked like the proverbial deer in the headlights last time he answered questions.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-23 02:04 PM | Reply

Ted Lieu‏ @tedlieu

Ted Lieu Retweeted Michael S. Schmidt
We knew Mueller was investigating potential conspiracy between @realDonaldTrump officials & Russia. Dept of Justice spokesperson in this story on Attorney General Jeff Sessions now confirms Mueller is, in fact, also investigating potential Obstruction of Justice by @POTUS.

Michael S. Schmidt @nytmike

SCOOP: Attorney general Jeff Sessions was interviewed by Mueller's investigators last week as part of investigation into obstruction and Russian meddling. 1st member of cabinet known to have been interviewed by Mueller.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-23 02:21 PM | Reply

Poor Sessions. Like everything else touched by Trump he has turned to ----.

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-01-23 02:24 PM | Reply

Manu Raju‏ @mkraju

Sessions is at least the 15th current or former Trump administration official to be interviewed in the Mueller probe.

Here's the list: www.cnn.com

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-23 02:32 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY MODER8

He was ---- on his own even before trump started The Apprentice.

#7 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-23 02:42 PM | Reply

I wonder if away from the cameras Sessions was more forthcoming?

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-23 03:21 PM | Reply

"Mueller Grills Sessions for Hours"

I always wondered what grilled Leprechaun tastes like.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-23 04:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pork.

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-23 04:03 PM | Reply

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I always wondered what grilled Leprechaun tastes like.

Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-23 04:01 PM | Reply
It tastes like chicken.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-23 04:06 PM | Reply

Stool pigeon, anyone?

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-23 04:09 PM | Reply

I will say it again, if Mueller comes up with anything against Trump it will be Obstruction of Justice. Conspiracy with a Foreign Government to Act against the United States is very hard to prove, and Money Laundering, through a business structure as large as the Trump organization would be difficult to pin on the head of the company.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-23 04:24 PM | Reply

I always wondered what grilled Leprechaun tastes like.

Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-23 04:01 PM | Reply
It tastes like chicken.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr

I was thinking it was probably more like -----------.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-23 04:35 PM | Reply

I was thinking it was probably more like -----------.

Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-23 04:35 PM | Reply

I wouldn't know. Never ate it before.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-23 04:37 PM | Reply

My first thought when I saw this thread was, how many times did Sessions say "I don't remember."

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-23 10:47 PM | Reply

"how many times did Sessions say "I don't remember.""

Even Sessions doesn't remember.

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-01-23 11:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

It would be a real hoot if Mr. Law and Order AG Sessions got snared in the Mueller net.

#18 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-24 05:42 AM | Reply

"I will say it again, if Mueller comes up with anything against Trump it will be Obstruction of Justice. Conspiracy with a Foreign Government to Act against the United States is very hard to prove, and Money Laundering, through a business structure as large as the Trump organization would be difficult to pin on the head of the company."

Baloney. The Trump organization is a very tightly controlled business which Trump himself is directly tied to most decisions.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-24 09:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Poor Sessions. Like everything else touched by Trump he has turned to ----."

Sorry, but I do disagree. Sessions has always been ----. Always will be ----. Sessions is a charicature of a white bigot from Alabama in 1963.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-24 09:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#16, my first thought was how poorly constructed English the headline is. Once I got past that, I had a very gruesome mental image, as I tend to interpret headlines literally.

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-25 10:23 AM | Reply

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