Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department “can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents.”
Sessions’ statement was in response to questions from members of the House Judiciary Committee asking about President Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting that Sessions investigate Democratic rivals.
Sessions on Monday left open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal.
But before the committee Tuesday, he denied Trump has influenced his decision-making. Sessions says that would be improper.
Sessions told the committee: “I have not been improperly influenced and would not be improperly influenced” despite the president’s “bold” comments.