Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions perjured himself in his Senate confirmation hearings.
“It’s hard to come to any other conclusion than he just perjured himself,” Franken said Tuesday on CNN.
Franken questioned Sessions during his January confirmation hearings. He asked Sessions, “If there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?”
In response, Sessions said “I did not have communications with the Russians.”
Last week, Sessions recused himself from the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections after the Washington Post revealed he met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. twice, contradicting what he told Franken.
Franked said a letter Sessions sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing his conversations with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, was “ridiculous” and insisted Sessions must come before the committee to further explain himself.