On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee after former FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell testimony last week. During the session, the U.S. attorney general stated that he never spoke with any Russian officials about “any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States.”

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified on Tuesday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Let me state this clearly, colleagues,” Sessions said during his opening remarks. “I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States.”

“As attorney general, I have a responsibility to enforce the laws of this nation to protect this country from its enemies and I intend to work every day with the fine team and the superb professionals in the Department of Justice to advance the important work we have to do,” he continued. “These false attacks and innuendos and the leaks, you can be sure will not intimidate me. These events have only strengthened my resolve to fulfill my duty. My duty to reduce crime and support the federal, state and local law enforcement who work on the streets every day.”

Sessions admitted that former FBI Director James Comey told him about a meeting he had with U.S. President Donald Trump that made him feel uncomfortable. “He did not tell me at that time any details about anything that was said that was improper,” Sessions said when asked about his conversation with Comey about the meeting. “I affirmed his concern that we should be following the proper guidelines of the Department of Justice and basically backed him up in his concerns.”

On many occasions, Sessions opted to not respond to questions that were asked by the committee members. He frequently claimed that the questions were about classified matters. On other occasions, he said that he could not recall the matters brought up in the questions. Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich slammed Sessions, accusing him of “impeding this investigation.”

“My understanding is that you took an oath, you raised your right hand today and said you would solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” Heinrich said. “And now you’re not answering questions. You’re impeding this investigation.”