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Kamala Harris pushes Sessions on documentation
WASHINGTON, DC – During the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Senator Kamala Harris (D- CA) questions Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, along with Acting Director Andrew McCabe Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Admiral Michael Rogers Director of the National Security Agency, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Wednesday June 7, 2017. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

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.

Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former senator from Alabama, will face his former colleagues this afternoon in a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He is expected to face questions on contacts with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, and his role in the firing of James B. Comey as FBI director.

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