Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee today, where he answered many questions with, “I do not recall.” U.S. Representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district, Sheila Jackson Lee, questioned Sessions on the Justice Department’s seemingly unequal application of the law in relation to activists.
Rep. Jackson Lee pointed out to Sessions that the Justice Department is investing “black extremist movements” but not white supremacist extremists, such as those in Charlottesville.
“Why is there an attack on black activists, versus any reports dealing with the alt right and white nationalists?” Jackson asked. Her line of questioning had Sessions on the ropes, with him resorting to literally acting like he didn’t hear or understand the question. The clip below captures the entire exchange.
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Representative Jackson also asked Sessions if he believed Alabama Senate Candidate Moore’s accusers, to which he answered, “I have no reason to doubt these young women.”
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The rest of the testimony was predictably disappointing, as Sessions said he never lied under oath about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and said he didn’t recall conversations with Trump campaign aides about their Russia-linked contacts until he saw news reports about them.