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Sessions makes Russia joke at speech

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:39

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened his remarks at the Federalist Society with a joke about contacts with Russians. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened his remarks at the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C. on Friday (November 17) with a joke about contacts with Russians. "I want to ask you, is Ambassador Kislyak in the room here? Any Russians?" Sessions asked, prompting laughter and applause. His comments came as Special Counsel Robert Mueller accelerates his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Since Mueller's probe began, numerous Trump advisors have acknowledged interactions with Russian intermediaries. They include Donald Trump Jr., former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Russian representatives. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election to help Republican Trump's campaign. The Kremlin denies that and Trump says there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian officials.

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Sessions makes Russia joke at speech

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:39