Sessions: Russian Collusion a “Detestable Lie”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday denied any improper contacts with Russian officials as he also testified to senators that he has not received any briefing on Russian active measures during the 2016 election.

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Sen. Angus King (I-ME) asked Sessions if he believed the Russians interfered with the 2016 election. According to a U.S. intelligence assessment on Russian hacking and efforts to meddle in the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a cyber and influence campaign aimed at interfering in the U.S. election and boosting President Donald Trump’s chances.

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