Things got intense between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during the Senate hearing, as the latter interrupted Sessions several times to press him on his responses and ask follow-up questions.
During the hearing, Harris tried to extract a promise from Sessions that he would provide any documentation that would help the committee's investigation, however, Sessions only promised to review the rules of the Justice Department, and respond accordingly, reports the Washington Post.
"Did you have any communication with any Russian businessmen or any Russian nationals?" Sen.
Sessions responded, "I don't believe I had any conversation with Russian businessmen or Russian nationals," before Harris interrupted him with a follow-up.
Harris tried to shorten Sessions' lengthy and seemingly unclear answers to her questions, which resulted in him bristling and issuing strong words.
The Attorney General said that if Harris didn't allow him to fully answer her question "you'll accuse me of lying. I'm not able to be rushed this fast. It makes me nervous.''
Sessions asserted that was not able to remember much of the details of his conversations or communications on the subject of Russia.
"I may have had some conversations and I think I did, with the general strategic concept of the possibility of whether or not Russia and the United States could get on a more harmonious relationship,'' he said, adding that it was "tragic'' that the two countries could not get along on better terms.
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