Following other Democrats’ concerns that Jeff Sessions was refusing to answer certain questions based only on the possibility that the White House could assert executive privilege in the future, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tried to extract a promise from Sessions that he would provide any documentation that would help the committee’s investigation.
Sessions would only promise to review the rules of the Justice Department, and respond accordingly.
Harris, a former California attorney general before getting elected to the Senate last November, tried to shorten Sessions’s answers to her questions, causing him to bristle.
The attorney general said that if she didn’t allow him to fully answer her question “you’ll accuse me of lying. I’m not able to be rushed this fast. It makes me nervous.’’
Sessions said he couldn’t remember much of the details of his conversations or communications on the subject of Russia.
“I may have had some conversations and I think I did, with the general strategic concept of the possibility of whether or not Russia and the United States could get on a more harmonious relationship,’’ he said, calling it “tragic’’ that the two countries don’t get along better.