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Watch Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions speaks during a Cabinet meeting held by President Donald Trump at the White House on June 12, 2017.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday afternoon.

He fielded questions about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, the ongoing investigation of Russian contacts with Trump campaign and administration officials, and the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. 

In March, Session recused himself from any investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the election. 

"Let me be clear: I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign," he said.

Sessions later said he had met with Russia's ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

As NPR reports: "New questions about Sessions emerged last week, after former FBI Director James Comey said he and other leaders at the agency had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did so — and that the reasons behind that thinking are classified."

Watch the testimony live below, courtesy of PBS Newshour

Sessions' opening statement, annotated

NPR journalists covering national security and politics will annotate Sessions' opening statement.