Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the hot seat

(NBC News) Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled once again Tuesday over potential contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Sessions insisted that he did not lie in previous testimony, stating rather that he did not remember meeting with campaign aid George Papadopolous to discuss Russian contacts.

Papadopolous recently pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about trying to arrange meetings with Russian officials.

“I will not accept, and reject accusations that I have ever lied. That is a lie,” Sessions said.

Sessions also sparred with Republicans who want a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, saying the FBI director is handling that matter. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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