Trump-Russia: Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller inquiry
January 23, 2018 4:34 pm
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been questioned in an investigation into whether Russia colluded with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) confirmed to the BBC that America’s top prosecutor was interviewed last week.
Mr Sessions is thought to be the first member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to be questioned.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is leading the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Mr Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel, is also investigating whether Mr Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey last year was an effort to obstruct the agency’s Russia probe.
The interview with Mr Sessions, the nation’s top lawman, lasted several hours, according to US media reports.
Mr Trump said later on Tuesday he was not at all concerned about Mr Sessions’ interview.
The US intelligence community has already concluded that Moscow tried to sway the presidential election in favour of Mr Trump, though Russia denies this.
Special Counsel Mueller, as well as three different congressional committees, is investigating the allegation of Russian meddling, and possible collusion.