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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS16Y7C

D.C. lawyer says he’s representing Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON — A Washington lawyer has confirmed that he’s representing Attorney General Jeff Sessions but is not offering any more specifics.

A statement provided by the office of Chuck Cooper on Tuesday acknowledges that Cooper is representing Sessions. But the statement says Cooper won’t comment on any confidential client matters.

The two men have had a longstanding relationship and Cooper advised Sessions ahead of his January confirmation hearing.

READ MORE: What we learned at the Sessions hearing

Sessions has faced scrutiny over two contacts he had with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign. During a Senate hearing last week, he angrily denied suggestions that he could have had a third, unreported encounter with the ambassador.

Sessions has also faced questions about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey last month.

MORE: What questions remain after Sessions’ Senate testimony?

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