Sessions hires his own lawyer

Sessions hires his own lawyer
© Greg Nash

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsCurtis wins Chaffetz's former Utah House seat Overnight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny FBI can’t unlock Texas shooter’s phone MORE has hired a private lawyer, according to multiple reports.

Chuck Cooper is representing Sessions on issues related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential race, NBC News reported Tuesday.

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Cooper reportedly helped to counsel Sessions ahead of his testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

In his testimony last week before the panel, Sessions strongly denied any suggestion he colluded with Russia to help swing the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions repeatedly expressed personal outrage at the "innuendo" surrounding his conduct during sharp exchanges with several Democratic senators.

“I was your colleague in this body for 20 years, and the suggestion that I participated in any collusion, that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country that I have served with honor for 35 years, to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie,” Sessions said during his opening statement.