Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t answer a number of questions from senators during his testimony on Tuesday — but he didn’t invoke executive privilege to avoid doing so. He said only the president can use executive privilege to shield conversations from the public. Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he had a different reason for not answering certain questions: It’s how such matters have been handled in the Justice Department for years. “It’s longstanding policy in the Department of Justice not to comment on conversations that the attorney general has had with the president of the United States for confidential reasons that really are founded in the co-equal branch powers of the Constitution of the United States,” Sessions said. That led to a series of… Next »
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