AG Sessions says he’ll make sure Congress’ concerns about Russia probe are investigated

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he’ll make sure Congress’ concerns are examined about the FBI investigation into possible cooperation between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Sessions issued a statement Friday after Republican lawmakers released a memo they wrote alleging surveillance abuses at the FBI. President Donald Trump declassified the memo earlier Friday.

Sessions says he will “forward to appropriate DOJ components all information I receive from Congress regarding this.” Sessions did not elaborate, but the Justice Department’s inspector general is tasked with investigating employee misconduct.

Sessions says he has faith in department employees but that “no department is perfect.” He says he’is “determined that we will fully and fairly ascertain the truth.”

Sessions has recused himself from the Russia probe, citing his own ties to Trump’s campaign.

Trump allowed the memo to be released over the objections of the FBI and Justice Department.

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