That wire transfer is one of more than 60 now being scrutinized by the FBI and other federal agencies investigating Russian involvement in the U.S. election. Months later, the Washington Post revealed that Sessions had met with the Russian ambassador to the United States multiple times during the 2016 campaign.
At a House Judiciary hearing Tuesday, Sessions stressed the "factual basis" that must be met to warrant a special counsel, as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled him on what Jordan said "looks like" the Federal Bureau of Investigation working with Democrats to push the Trump-Russia dossier. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said in a TV interview that she thought the Democratic primaries were imbalanced in Clinton's favor, the president tweeted: "Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries!"
"We intend to ask you about these inconsistencies", the committee's Democratic members said in a November 7 letter to Sessions, who has recused himself from investigations into the conclusions of USA intelligence agencies that Moscow meddled in the 2016 USA election to help then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's campaign. Clinton was being investigated for using a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
Sessions, who was a Republican senator for Alabama before he was appointed attorney general, is also set to testify before Goodlatte's committee Tuesday and was likely to face questions on the topics raised in the letter.
At his January confirmation hearing, Sessions told Sen.
Those claims have been denied by Clinton, who called them "baloney" and said there has been "no credible evidence [presented] by anyone". That time, he said he conducted no "improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country", though he allowed it was possible in one of his conversations "some comment was made about what Trump's positions were".
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The attorney general previously recused himself from matters related to the 2016 presidential campaign. And it sure looks like a major political party was working with the federal government to then turn an opposition research document that quoted some National Enquirer story into an intelligence document, take that to the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court so that they could then get a warrant to spy on Americans associated with President Trump's campaign.
The attorney general confirmed that he has asked senior federal prosecutors to look into a host of issues involving former secretary of state and Trump's election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, including the sale of a uranium company to Russian Federation.
In response to the silence from the Justice Department, Reps.
"I cannot imagine my memory failing so much", she said.
"All of you have been in a campaign", Sessions told lawmakers.
The letter follows comments made by President Donald Trump on November 3 when he expressed disappointment in the Justice Department.