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    Sessions Denies Kremlin Links, Refuses to Quote Trump

    A “detestable lie.” That’s how Attorney General Jeff Sessions described suggestions that he colluded with Russian election meddlers. Testifying Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions said he couldn’t recall a reported third undisclosed meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He also refused to reveal his discussions with President Donald Trump, unlike ousted FBI Director James Comey. While there’s a tradition of keeping presidential conversations confidential, one Democratic senator called it “stonewalling.” Legal experts say if he’s hiding malfeasance, it ultimately won’t be shielded by executive privilege.

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