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Attorney General Jeff Sessions got a little testy during a Senate hearing

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, and linked the FBI director’s abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, according to the Associated Press.

However, Sessions refused to discuss any private conversations he had with the president leading up to Comey’s firing.

Sessions deflected questions by maintaining that presidents are entitled to have private discussions with Cabinet secretaries, “I do not confirm or deny the existence of any communication between the president that I consider to be confidential,” he said.

He also bickered with Minnesota Senator Al Franken, after Franken accused him of having moved the “goalpost” in his denials about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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