The attorney general’s amnesia

FOR A tense two hours on June 13th Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, faced questions before the Senate intelligence committee about his dealings with Russian officials during the election campaign last year. He was also questioned on possible ties between President Donald Trump’s entourage and the Kremlin, and his own role in the sacking of James Comey as head of the FBI a few weeks ago. 

Initially Mr Sessions was expected to testify behind closed doors but on June 12th Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the committee, revealed that Mr Sessions would be questioned in an open setting. This was at the request of Mr Sessions, explained a spokesperson of the Department of Justice, because he felt that it was “important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him”.

Millions of Americans who watched or listened to Mr Session’s testimony, which was broadcast live on National Public Radio and all major cable-news channels, heard his version of the truth. But he did not provide much...Continue reading

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