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Sessions jokes about Russian Federation probe at Federalist Society event

Sessions jokes about Russian Federation probe at Federalist Society event

Sessions has testified before multiple committees regarding his contacts with Russian Federation, whose involvement in the 2016 election is being investigated by the House and Senate. Before I get started here.

Before the Al Franken bombshell on Thursday, Sessions's testimony was a favored topic in the media. Sessions asked at a conference of lawyers hosted by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization.

He opened up his speech with a clear shot at the media: "I just was thinking, I want to ask you, is Ambassador Kisylak in the room?" But it was the next few things he said that resulted in a much bigger response. "Got a cousin in Russian Federation or something?"




He said Sessions isn't in trouble for being in a room with Russians, but for not previously disclosing his meeting with Ambassador Kislyak.

He was visibly angered when they asked him why he had not told Congress in his January confirmation hearing about three encounters previous year with Kislyak or discussions about a possible Trump trip to Russian Federation by the campaign's foreign policy advisors, who were overseen by Sessions.