Attorney General Jeff Sessions swatted-down liberal accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials during his Testimony on Tuesday, saying there were “absolutely” no conversations between the Trump team and foreign governments.
“There’s been all this talk about conversations and that you had some conversations with the Russians […] Conversations with officers of other governments or ambassadors are everyday occurrences here, multiple times occurrences, is that a fair statement?” asked Senator Jim Risch.
“I think it is,” replied Sessions.
“On the other hand, collusion with the Russians or any other government for that matter when it comes to our elections certainly would be improper and illegal, would that be a fair statement?” asked the republican lawmaker.
“Absolutely,” said the Attorney General.
“Are you willing to sit here and tell the American people, unfiltered by what the media’s going to put out, that you participated in no conversations of any kind where there was collusion between the Trump campaign and any other foreign government?” asked Risch.
“I can say that absolutely, and I have no hesitation to do so,” responded Sessions. “This is a serious matter, because what you’re talking about is hacking in to a private person or DNC computer and obtaining information and spreading that out.”
“That’s just not right, and I believe it’s likely that laws were violated if that actually occurred. It’s an improper thing,” he added.
Watch the exchange above.