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Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined to say whether or not Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election — but conceded the “truth will come out” if it did.

“I never had any conversations with the Russians about this campaign and them assisting in the campaign,” Sessions said in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday night, adding that he has “never been told that” Russia favored Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I don’t have any idea, Tucker. You’re going to have to ask them,” Sessions added of the claim.

Sessions added that since he has recused himself from the investigation into Russia’s possible influence on the election, he is “not going to comment even of the existence of an investigation,” and called doing so “improper for the attorney general.”

“I believe the truth will come out,” Sessions added when asked again about Russia’s influence. “It usually does.”

Earlier on Thursday, Sessions recused himself from any sort of investigation going forward involving President Trump and his 2016 campaign, and its possible ties to the Russian government.


It took less than 24 hours for Sessions to recuse himself after a report that he did not disclose communications he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year when he was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation.



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