Watch live: Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate. Says suggestion he colluded with Russians is an 'appalling and detestable lie'

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions is testifying in public before the Senate Intelligence Committee. So far, he has said his recusal from the Russia investigation did not prevent his involvement in the firing of FBI Chief James B. Comey. And he has denied reports that he had a third, previously undisclosed meeting with Russian officials. Sessions also said that any suggestion that he was involved with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election was an "appalling and detestable lie."

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