Jeff Sessions Says ‘That is a Lie’‘That I Have Ever Lied’

By CNSNews.com Staff | November 15, 2017 | 9:54 AM EST

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(CNSNews.com) - In his opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Session noted this so far this year he has testified for nearly 20 hours in congressional committees and that it would be a “lie” for anyone to claim that he had “ever lied” in his testimony.

“I have been asked to remember details from a year ago, such as who I saw on what day, in what meeting and who said what to when,” said Sessions.

“In all of my testimony, I can only do my best to answer your questions as I understand them and to the best of my memory,” he said. “But I will not accept, and reject accusations, that I have ever lied. That is a lie.”

Here is an excerpt from Sessions’ opening statement to the committee:

During this year, I've spent close to 20 hours testifying before Congress before today.

I have been asked to remember details from a year ago, such as who I saw on what day, in what meeting and who said what to when. In all of my testimony, I can only do my best to answer your questions as I understand them and to the best of my memory. But I will not accept, and reject accusations, that I have ever lied. That is a lie.

Let me be clear: I have at all times conducted myself honorably and in a manner consistent with the high standards and responsibilities of the Office of Attorney General which I revere. I spent 15 years in that department. I love that department. I honor that department and will do my dead-level best to be worthy of your attorney general. As I said before, my story has never changed. I've always told the truth and I've answered every question to the best of my recollection and I will continue to do so today.


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