During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost his temper and got into an argument with Senator Ron Wyden.
Senator Wyden began his line of questioning by aggressively saying that he’s tired of all the stonewalling and wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to answer the questions being posed to him. From there, Wyden asked why FBI Director James Comey might have said that answering some questions about Sessions’ recusal in a public setting would be problematic.
“Why don’t you tell me?” Sessions responded, raising his voice. “There are none, Senator Wyden! There are none! I can tell you that for absolute certainty.”
Sessions went on to tell Wyden that he doesn’t appreciate what the senator is implying about him.
“This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don’t appreciate it, and I tried to give my best and truthful answers to any committee I’ve appeared before, and it’s really…people are suggesting through innuendo that I have been not honest about matters, and I’ve tried to be honest,” Sessions said.
When Senator Wyden again asked Sessions about why Comey might find Jeff Sessions remaining involved in the Russia probe problematic, Sessions said that a lot of this is based on information that leaked from a private hearing.
“Some of that leaked out of the committee that he said in closed sessions,” he said.