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Sessions says he has not been interviewed by Mueller in Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDepartment of Justice right to go after Hezbollah Sessions defends media following disappearance of Saudi journalist Trump goes on 12-tweet Twitter tirade MORE told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he hasn't been interviewed by the special counsel handling the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. 

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Sessions if he's been interviewed or asked to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in connection with the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Russia investigation or his own contact with Russian officials. 

Sessions, who was appearing before the committee for an oversight hearing, first told Leahy to ask the special counsel but then relented after Leahy pushed back. 

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"Well I'd be pleased to answer that," Sessions said. "I'm not sure I should without clearing that with the special counsel. What do you think?" 

There were some audible chuckles in the hearing room. Leahy then asked again, "Have you been interviewed by them?"

"No," Sessions said.

"You haven't been interviewed by special counsel in any way shape or matter?" Leahy asked again. 

"The answer's no," Sessions said.