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17 Nov, 2017 22:28

‘Any Russians?’: Sessions cracks up room with Russia investigation jokes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lampooned the Russia investigation, asking if “Ambassador Kislyak” was among the chuckling crowd at a Federalist Society convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. But not everyone found the one-liners humorous.

On Friday, the wisecracking Sessions opened his speech to the conservative Federalist Society with quips about his encounters with Russians during the 2016 campaign.

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“Is Ambassador Kislyak in the room?” Sessions said sarcastically, referring to the Russian ambassador to the US, whose first name is Sergey.

“Before I get started here: any Russians?” he continued, “Anybody been to Russia? Got a cousin in Russia or something?”

Sessions is, of course, referring to questions he had been asked regarding meetings he had leading up to President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election win.

A few days ago, Sessions sparred with members of Congress questioning him about alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.