Sparks flew during congressional hearings over Russian election interference on Wednesday, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions exploding at liberal Senator Al Franken over allegations he “colluded” with the Kremlin during the 2016 campaign.
“Since you have qualified your denial to say that you did not ‘discuss issues with the campaign with Russians.’ What in your view constitutes issues of the campaign?” asked the left-wing legislator.
“Let me just say this without hesitation. I conducted no improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing the country,” fired-back Sessions. “That’s been the suggestion that you’ve raised and others. That somehow, we had conversations that were improper.”
“I want to ask you some questions?” interrupted Franken as the Attorney General prepared to respond to the accusations.
“No. Mr. Chairman, I don’t have to sit here and listen to his questions without having a chance to respond. Give me a break,” said Sessions. “The lead in to your question was very, very troubling […] You have now gone through this long talk that I believe is totally unfair to me.”
Watch the heated exchange below:
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