Besides President Donald Trump, another top official whose leadership came under scrutiny during former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to a Senate committee Thursday was Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The picture that was painted wasn’t flattering for Sessions. Comey, in his public testimony, suggested that the FBI knew Sessions was compromised from overseeing the agency’s probe into Russian meddling in last year’s election even before the attorney general recused himself in March from the matter.
Comey also depicted Sessions as unwilling to intervene and keep Trump from making what the then-FBI director saw as inappropriate direct contacts with him.
The bottom line may be a further eroding of Sessions’ position and clout within Trump’s administration.
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