WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ press conference in response to accusations that he misled the Senate Judiciary Committee on meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak:
“This afternoon I watched Attorney General Sessions’ press conference where he thoroughly explained his responses to the Judiciary Committee. As I have said before, I hold Jeff’s integrity in the highest regard and his action solidifies my respect for his leadership.
“I firmly believe that Jeff has committed no wrongdoing and his statement today proves as much. Attorney General Sessions’ decision to recuse himself was wise, and I fully support him.”