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Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference on efforts to reduce violent crime at the Justice Department in Washington D.C., the United States.(Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

US Attorney General Sessions interviewed in Russia probe.┬áSessions is thought to be the first member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to be questioned….reports Asian Lite News

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference on efforts to reduce violent crime at the Justice Department in Washington D.C., the United States.(Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was reportedly interviewed for several hours last week by the special counsel’s office as part of the ongoing Russia probe.

According to a media report on Tuesday, the meeting was the first time that investigators for the special counsel, Robert Mueller, are known to have questioned a member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet.

Other US news outlets confirmed the Sessions-Mueller interview, citing a spokesman for the Justice Department that declined to provide any details.

Mueller is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

The special counsel’s team was also reportedly looking into any attempts by Trump to obstruct the Russian investigation.

Sessions, an early supporter of Trump’s presidential bid, has drawn attention for his contacts with Russian during the presidential campaign and had a role in Trump’s firing of then FBI Director last May.

 

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