Sessions: ‘I Do Not Believe’ I’ve Talked To Voter Fraud Commission ‘Directly’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday he did not “believe” he had any conversations “directly” with members or staff of President Trump’s voter fraud commission.

Documents surfaced in a legal case against the commission revealed some level of communication between the commission members and DOJ, though it is unclear from the documents who exactly commission members spoke to and what they discussed.

“I do not believe I’ve ever had a single conversation with any member or staff of the commission directly,” Sessions said in response to a question from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

She followed up by asking if there’s been any coordination between the commission and Sessions’ staff.

“I don’t know that coordinating is the correct — we’ve been asked for assistance on several issues,” Sessions said.  “I think it’s quite appropriate for the President to have a commission to review possible irregularities in elections. But you can be sure that Department of Justice will fairly and objectively enforce the law.”

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